Best way to set up PHP on OS X Server

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by me hate windows, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. me hate windows macrumors 6502

    me hate windows

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    Hi all, I'm new to web design and I would like to know the best way to set up PHP on a Mac running OS X Server 10.4. I recently purchased an old 400Mhz Sawtooth G4 with 512MB of ram for cheap and overclocked it to 500Mhz. I was looking around the net for some info, but it seemed like everything used the Terminal. I'm a novice with the terminal, so if it can be done another way, I would love to know. Or a walkthrough using the terminal would be useful too. Thanks:)
     
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  3. Benjamin macrumors 6502a

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    If you are really using OS X server, those things are already installed in the package. you just need to turn them on and use the admin software.. heres the breifs.

    http://images.apple.com/server/pdfs/Web_Hosting_TB_v10.4.pdf
    http://images.apple.com/server/pdfs/Web_Technologies_Admin_v10.4.pdf

    also OS X client has php already installed as well, just deactivated which is why when you probably searched for php on OS X they told you to use terminal to configure the httpd.conf file or was a tutorial on how to compile and install a different version of php.
     
  4. me hate windows thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for both those tips. I will work on it when I get home from school.
     
  5. me hate windows thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Also, I have another question. How can I configure the server so that when somebody clicks on a link to a Quicktime mp4 file, it plays while it is still loading instead of having to wait for the whole thing to download? Does it have something to do with the Quicktime Streaming Server? It seemed to me that QTSS is for a live video feed, am I wrong in that assumption? Any ideas?:eek:
     

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