On Windows I’ve always used XAMPP for all the small PHP scripts I used to write. I was about to download it’s Mac version today but I thought, “Snow Leopard is basically *nix. I’m sure they have some PHP!”. I was right. The procedure to setup a basic web server with PHP support is something that Apple may not be proud of but it’s fairly simple for someone who knows his way around a terminal. Read ahead for the steps.
"/private/etc/apache2/httpd.conf"using your favorite editor using sudo. Look for the line
"#LoadModule php5_module libexec/apache2/libphp5.so"and un-comment it by removing the # from the beginning.
"sudo cp php.ini.default php.ini". This will create a php.ini based on the latest PHP 5.3. If you want to use 5.2 use “php.ini.default-5.2-previous” instead.
If you have any simple questions, ask away! Complex questions, please Google. Thanks to Caffeine Lack for the tip!
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