what a surprise to receive your email after such a long time away. May I apologise if I might have consigned any previous correspondence to a folder without reading, because I tend to just store the Qubes forum summaries without reading as I am busy doing other things than IT lately.
It seems I might have pre-empted my foggy memories to come when I posted that post last December. I can’t actually remember the details on how exactly I did it now, apart from the standalone VM as already mentioned. I am using Debian VMs if that might provide any clues.
Laragon, nginx, and libvirt are beyond my old-fashioned understanding, so please excuse my simple mindset at the best of times, because after so long away from the industry even the things I was familiar with last year are like a foreign language this Thursday in June.
One thing worth mentioning, and this is to configure a basic LAMP sort of setup: apache2, php7, MySQL, (maria?) and phpmyadmin. I think I remember installing them all sequentially using apt, rather than any kind of bundled .deb arrangement. I vaguely remember having quite a rough time getting the new mariaDB thing to behave itself, but it somehow came together and I knew exactly how I did it six months ago.
It really does seem like a hundred years ago now, but I have reset my password and logged in again for the first time this year, so now I can start checking in ever few days to see if there are any posts related to this.
The old phpBB forum software I got running on the standalone VM last November 27th is still sitting there in original condition from the install, so if there are any particular things you’d like to know about which I have not covered yet, please ask and I shall try to remember to login again tomorrow.
I hope this might give you some clues, but please feel free to ask questions and I’ll check in every day for the next week if I can remember to do it.