OS X web hosting & PHP?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Killyp, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. Killyp macrumors 68040

    Killyp

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    Hi there!

    I know the web server software built into OS X is Apache web server, and i've got it working well! One of the main advantages of using my Mac as a host would be that I don't need to use an FTP tool to upload stuff, but also because I may be able to use PHP coding.

    Does anybody know whether OS X's hosting supports PHP?
     
  2. ChicoWeb macrumors 65816

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    OSX is not what you are worried about. Apache is what you install, or is installed, from there you have to turn PHP on.
     
  3. Killyp thread starter macrumors 68040

    Killyp

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    So how do I do that? Sorry, I'm bit of a n00b with this...
     
  4. Coolnat2004 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, PHP 4 is already installed it is just disabled. If you need help getting it to work, just IM me (AIM-nathanbolender) and I'll help you.. It's pretty easy.
     
  5. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    With the non server version of OSX:

    PHP with OSX

    The server version has a GUI to enable PHP.
     
  6. whocares macrumors 65816

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    Best to do this on these boards so everybody can learn. ;) :)

    The few lines of explanation necessary are well within VBulletin's capacities. :p
     
  7. Killyp thread starter macrumors 68040

    Killyp

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    I've got PHP up and running (yay!) using one of the packages you can download.

    However, PHP is really difficult! :(

    One of the things I'm trying to set up is getting Flash to write to a file on my Mac (the server). So people can 'post' on flash, which then writes to a file on my MBP.

    Anybody got any genius plans on how to make this work?
     
  8. whocares macrumors 65816

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    Not quite sure I understand what you want to do. Care to give us more details?
     
  9. theappleguy macrumors 6502

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    Just remember to check that your ISP allows you to host sites on your connection and your upstream speed is good enough to support your needs. ie. if your connection is only 512k upstream it will frustrate your visitors. :)
     
  10. Killyp thread starter macrumors 68040

    Killyp

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    That's a slight problem.

    Upstream is 244 kbps on our connection (don't BT provide a fantastic service! Only 5 miles away you can get 4 mbps upload/8mbps download)....

    The hosting is more for personal stuff than anything, but maybe I will look into getting the sites hosted somewhere were there is a faster connection (like my dad's store for example)...
     

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