MAMP, XAMPP - Alternatives

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  1. 618537 Guest

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    Does anyone know of any packages like MAMP and XAMPP which are being actively maintained? Both of the aforementioned are a bit outdated now on their software releases.

    I was running a dev environment within a Windows VMWare VM but I'm experiencing lock ups due to a lack of RAM on occasions (maxing out to 8GB).

    If I can run something on OS X directly that'd be ideal - read some criticism over using the inbuilt PHP, etc though. Recommendations?
     
  2. aarond12 macrumors 65816

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    You can install the separate parts of MAMP... well... separately.

    Install the latest version of MySQL. Latest PHP. Latest Apache.

    There is no reason you have to use a all-in-one package.
     
  3. 8.33 macrumors newbie

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    Virtual Box is really good for virtualisation and it lets you run virtualboxheadless so that you don't have to run a gui - this coupled with Ubuntu server (or other of your choice) has worked well for me.
     
  4. 618537 thread starter Guest

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    Have spent a little while compiling a MacPorts Apache/PHP/MySQL environment.

    Used http://echodittolabs.org/blog/2011/10/os-x-107-lion-development-macports as a guide.

    Only points to note which differ or caused issues for me:

    1) Where create_tables.sql is mentioned the directory is now /examples/ and not /scripts/
    2) Machine hostname should be in /etc/hosts (pointing to 127.0.0.1).
     
  5. Negritude macrumors 6502

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