Apache, MySQL & PHP on macOS Big Sur01 Nov 2020
Apple macOS 11.0 ships with both a relatively recent version of Apache (2.4.x), as well as PHP (7.3.x), so you’ll just have to install MySQL and go through a few steps to get everything up and running.
Big Sur will likely be the last version of macOS that ships with PHP. Apple added the following deprecation warning: PHP is included in macOS for compatibility with legacy software. Future versions of macOS will not include PHP.
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 macOS, 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, run: