I usually am able to solve my own problems using google but I'm desperate to the point where I'm hoping someone can help me on this forum. Here's the main problem: I'm running OSX 10.4.11. It has php 4.4.9 preinstalled. I'm trying to run PHP 5 and MySQL so I can do some development on my laptop. After countless hours of googling and trying to update my PHP, I can't get my apache to run php 5. It keeps running 4.4.9 even though the binary (/usr/local/bin/php) shows version 5, while (/usr/bin/php) shows version 4. That's the first problem. (Yes, I tried configuring httpd.conf) Second, I've installed the latest MySQL but I can't connect to it. It's giving me a socket error. I'm really not a webdeveloper but I have a huge assignment to do and I really need to get these components running. I really don't know what else to do.