I'm trying to evaluate Ark alongside other options like ArchieDB. I've never set up a server before, but have tinkered with doing this with Ark using the various guides on the Ark website together with a few random web guides on MAMP, PEAR and so on. Unfortunately I have to report that I've had absolutely zero luck so far.
I was wondering if Ark comes preinstalled on a VM that I could run with, say, Virtualbox? Several other platforms I've been using offer this option, and it makes it much easier for new users to get an operational database up and running with minimal configuration.
Is this something that is available, or that could be made available?