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