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Apache, PHP, MySQL, PhpMyAdmin How did you set it up? henry0 msg:3322403 12:53 pm on Apr 26, 2007 (gmt 0) I might look for a MAC instead of my usuals PC but I need Apache2 PHP5 MySQL and phpMyAdmin
since I will not know anything about MAC
is this an easy setup? Is there some pre made pack that will install easy?
skipfactor msg:3322414 1:05 pm on Apr 26, 2007 (gmt 0)
MAMP henry0 msg:3322419 1:13 pm on Apr 26, 2007 (gmt 0)
Looking for it, thanks. whoisgregg msg:3322429 1:27 pm on Apr 26, 2007 (gmt 0)
MAMP [ mamp.info] is definitely an option although I don't personally like needing to have an open application in the dock for my dev sites to be accessible.
Versions of Apache2 and PHP5 are already installed on current shipping Macs, however Apache 1.3.33 and PHP 4.x are enabled by default. Adjusting your configuration to use the newer versions isn't too complex although it does require editing config files.
Or, you could install newer versions of Apache2 and PHP5 using one of the easy installers which are available:
PHP 5 [ entropy.ch] from Marc Liyanage Apache2 [ serverlogistics.com] from Server Logistics
MySQL has an
easy installer [ serverlogistics.com] from Server Logistics or you can install source using the instructions from Apple [ developer.apple.com]. henry0 msg:3322446 1:47 pm on Apr 26, 2007 (gmt 0)
Thanks I think I will try to do that next move: spending more than usual on a machine :)
Knowing that I am not the image/site-look developer
and that I do not care about music, video etc..on my work horse
Just need enough speed for my dev and web surfing
which kind of laptop power do I need?
whoisgregg msg:3322466 2:15 pm on Apr 26, 2007 (gmt 0)
Laptop? A MacBook [ apple.com] will do nicely for web development. (Really anything except hardcore gaming.) henry0 msg:3322473 2:25 pm on Apr 26, 2007 (gmt 0)
in 15" it costs pretty much what I spent on my last inspiron I am really going to give it a try
Thanks all; the thread could make an easy ref for php dev willing to change from PC to MAC