MacMost Now 80: Running a Web Server and PHP On Your Mac

Gary Rosenzweig looks at how you can use your Mac to develop Web pages using the built-in Apache Web server and PHP.

Comments: 4 Responses to “MacMost Now 80: Running a Web Server and PHP On Your Mac”

    Glen Farmer
    11 years ago

    Is this like MAMP without downloading MAMP?

    Can I run a WordPress test blog using this or is it for creating blogs from scratch only..

    11 years ago

    Glen: Yes, I have run a WordPress install on my Mac locally. You need to get PHP working, and also install MySQL. That is definitely a great way to customize a theme, as a matter of fact.

    Donna Brooks
    8 years ago

    OK, my eyes glazed over on this one. Not a programmer, although in 2003 I did teach myself HTML from scratch by studying code, reading books, and looking up info on the web. And doing ANYTHING in terminal scares the bejezzus out of me since the last time I had an iMac (and used Terminal for troubleshooting & fsck commands), I think I may have unwittingly unmounted my hard drive & rendered my Mac useless. Either that, or it just died after only 3 years (and the Genius at the Apple Store pronounced it dead). It should have had several more years of life in it.

    What I don’t understand is, if a Mac can act as a webserver, then why can’t it be a HOST for a website?

      8 years ago

      Sorry about your Mac. Maybe take it to an independent shop for a second opinion. If it is just the hard drive, a new drive can be installed very cheaply. But there are many things that a good tech can try first.
      Macs can be used as servers and to host a web site. But having a constant, supported host-level connection between your Mac and the rest of the Internet is another issue.

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