Apache, MySQL & PHP on OS X El Capitan13 Sep 2015
OS X 10.11 ships with both a recent version of Apache (2.4.x), as well as PHP (5.5.x), so you’ll just have to install MySQL and go through a few steps to get everything up and running.
First, you have to create a web root in your user account:
Then add a configuration for your user:
Now we have to make sure that our user config above actually gets loaded:
If you want to use vhosts, you’ll also have to make sure that the vhosts config gets loaded:
After that, configure vhosts as necessary in
/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf (don’t forget to remove the examples in there).
It seems that mod_rewrite no longer gets loaded by default, so we’ll also add that to our config:
PHP doesn’t get loaded by default. So we’ll also add it to our config:
You should also configure a few settings in
To activate these settings you have to restart Apache:
If you also need PEAR/PECL, follow these instructions.
MySQL is not shipped with OS X, so we’ll have to install that manually. Instead of going for an installer package, we’ll use Homebrew. Once Homebrew is installed, installing MySQL is as simple as:
If you want to start MySQL automatically, the Caveats section from the output of the following command will show you how:
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