Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tovar, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. tovar, Jul 9, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2014

    tovar macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2014
    I did install mysql on my macbook pro 10.6.
    And i need to create a mysql password, but i can not find out how?

    how to start up the mysql server?
  2. D.T. macrumors G3


    Sep 15, 2011
    Vilano Beach, FL

    If you’re going to run WP, you’ll need a web server with PHP extensions as well. If you want something super simple, I’d suggest MAMP:

    That a single install that provides Apache (web server) with PHP extensions, plus MySQL, with a nice little GUI for administration.

    You can of course install as separate packages, but that’s more for custom configurations, special needs, etc.

    Get that up and running, download WP, drop it in the root directory (as configured through the MAMP UI), and you’ll be pretty close :)
  3. brdeveloper macrumors 68020


    Apr 21, 2010
    I prefer MacPorts for installing MySQL, since I get always a recent version, while it's installed in a safe and accessible location.

    If you installed it through MacPorts, there's a script that creates the initial databases and passwords (if I remember well):


    For starting the server, I simply do a:
    sudo /opt/local/lib/mysql55/bin/mysqld_safe &

    Of course, I use it just for developing and testing purposes, so you'd probably want a more specific configuration when exposing it to the internet.

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