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can someone tell me how to set up a local testing server on a mac

Thread began 10/30/2009 5:55 pm by mikeybabe | Last modified 11/04/2009 4:31 pm by clickhappy392103 | 1787 views | 9 replies |

mikeybabe

can someone tell me how to set up a local testing server on a mac

I'm on mac 10.5

I have mamp installed

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

The following article on Adobes website has a lot of helpful information on getting a php testing server working:
setting_up_php_05.html

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anonymous

Mikey,

To use MAMP, you simply need to start MAMP and then set a few defaults - such as where localhost (your server root) will reside. You probably will want to map it to your "sites" folder. Then I would reset the Apache/MySQL ports to default so they become 80 and 3306 respectively. If you set your localhost to map to the site folder and pretend you have a site in a folder within called "mysite", the path in your browser becomes "http://localhost/mysite/"

Regards,

Brian

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mikeybabe

Thank you

I appreciate your response. Thank you

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mikeybabe

Hi Jason

Originally Said By: Jason Byrnes
  The following article on Adobes website has a lot of helpful information on getting a php testing server working:
setting_up_php_05.html  



I watched the video and did everything to the letter checked it 1000x and it still did not work ? I have never managed to get the testing server to work?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

can you provide some more details aside from "it doesn't work"?


have you created a test php page in the MAMP root.

crate a php page named phpinfo.php that contains the following:

<?php phpinfo(); ?>

save that page to the mamp root and try to view that page in a browser:
localhost/phpinfo.php

what happens?

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obionellc152654

Do not use MAMP, use XAMPP instead

I am using a training session on lynda.com on MySQL basics, and the trainer recommends XAMPP. He has a version for the course that can be downloaded and works fine on my MacBook from ldcsql.

It installs flawlessly. When you go to your applications folder and click on XAMPP the control panel opens. Click on start MySQL, put in your login password, then click on Start Localhost.

This is an older version of XAMPP, but works fine with Adobe CS3 applications.

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clickhappy392103

same issues

I am new to this testing server setup stuff also, I have windows so I installed WAMP. Is there a better choice for me? I wish I could find a testing server set up-how to-for complete newbies. I am completely lost.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

There is a good tutorial for setting up a PHP testing environment here:
setting_up_php_05.html

The real difference between xampp and wamp or mamp is that xampp includes more features such as an FTP server, mail server, open ssl and a few others.

In reality these features are not needed in most cases for a development server.

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clickhappy392103

Thanks for that link, I also just discovered office guys post on xampp. I think I will give my brain a little rest and start reading about all this stuff tomorrow. It sure would be nice if DW came out of the box with a testing server for php built in.

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