In short, you can install Apache in a few minutes and find out. Why not try this?
Hint: Should work.
This question will show my woeful ignorance, but it can't be helped. I am the webmaster for a website hosted by a Linux/Apache server. I want to create a "virtual" website on my own machine, so I can test the things I post before putting them on the internet site itself. I can download a free Apache setup from Apachefriends.com, but there are a Windows version and a Linux version, and I don't know which one to use. If it is the Linux version, do I need to also have Linux on my machine? From other postings, I gather than I can run Linux from a CD without actually putting it on my hard drive. Will that work with what I'm trying to do?
The reason I'm puzzled about this is that I use Windows-based Dreamweaver to create the web pages and they post just fine to the Linux/Apache server, so I'm unclear as to whether I need to get involved with Linux at all or not. (I might add that I know nothing about Linux.) Can somebody help?