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Activating Apache on Leopard and Snow Leopard

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If you're working with Mac OS X and want to use separate components for your AMP stack, you're ahead of the game, because Mac OS X includes both Apache and PHP in its default installation. You just have to know how to turn them on. First, I'll show you how to turn on Apache. Go to the Apple menu and choose System Preferences. Then from there, click Sharing, which you'll find under Internet & Wireless. Mac OS X refers to the Apache web server as Web Sharing, which you can activate by simply checking the check mark.

Activating Apache on Leopard and Snow Leopard

If you're working with Mac OS X and want to use separate components for your AMP stack, you're ahead of the game, because Mac OS X includes both Apache and PHP in its default installation. You just have to know how to turn them on. First, I'll show you how to turn on Apache. Go to the Apple menu and choose System Preferences. Then from there, click Sharing, which you'll find under Internet & Wireless. Mac OS X refers to the Apache web server as Web Sharing, which you can activate by simply checking the check mark.

When you activate Web Sharing, you're turning the built-in Apache web Server on. On this screen it will show you the IP address of your computer. Assuming that your computer is getting its IP address dynamically using an architecture known as DHCP, this IP address will be different on every computer. Notice that there are two possible links. The bottom one is a web site for the entire computer; the top one though, is a web site for the currently logged-in user. I'm logged in on my Mac as a user named LDC, for lynda.com, and so my personal web site is under the local IP address / then a tilde character, and then the username.

Now you don't have to use this dynamically generated address. If you click it, you'll see the default web page. Now, I'm recording on version 10.6 of Mac OS X. That's Snow Leopard. If you're using another version of Mac OS X, the web page may look different, but you should still see a confirmation that the Apache web server is running. But you can actually get to exactly the same web page and exactly the same location on your disk by using the local IP address that's common to all computers, 127.0.0.1.

Once again, I'm referring to the LDC folder using the tilde as a prefix, and that takes me to the same place. Yet another alternative is to use the word localhost. The localhost DNS name always points to the IP address 127.0.0.1. Typically, when you're doing local development, you should either use localhost or the IP address, the 127.0.0.1 address. Your instructors will typically use these addresses, rather than anything that's dynamically generated, and that will make sure that you're using the same address on your computers as they did on theirs and that it's working the same for everybody.

Now I'll show you where these files are stored. I'll go to Finder, to my personal directory, LDC. Under there, go to a folder named Sites. You'll find this, file index.html, and an images folder containing a few basic graphics. I'll double-click index.html to open it in a browser, and you'll see that it looks exactly the same. So this folder, the Sites folder under your home directory, is what's known through Apache as the document root.

Each user that's logged in to a particular Mac has their own personal document root, and then there is also a computer-wide document root, which is stored on your Mac hard disk under /library/web server/documents. So once you know how easy it is to turn your Apache web server on, you'll be ready to go onto the next step, activating PHP, and I'll show you how to do that in the next video.

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Installing Apache, MySQL, and PHP

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  1. 17m 35s
    1. Welcome
      1m 9s
    2. Understanding Apache, MySQL, and PHP
      7m 12s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 7s
    4. What's new in this update
      3m 35s
    5. Choosing a software stack
      4m 32s
  2. 30m 18s
    1. Installing Apache HTTP Server 2.4 on Windows
      6m 51s
    2. Installing PHP 5.5 on Windows
      4m 12s
    3. Starting Apache from the command line
      5m 24s
    4. Installing MySQL on Windows
      7m 24s
    5. Installing phpMyAdmin on Windows
      6m 27s
  3. 44m 5s
    1. Activating Apache on Leopard and Snow Leopard
      3m 35s
    2. Activating Apache on Lion
      5m 9s
    3. Activating Apache on Mountain Lion and Mavericks
      4m 57s
    4. Configuring personal site folders on Mountain Lion and Mavericks
      6m 59s
    5. Activating PHP on Mac OS X
      6m 12s
    6. Installing MySQL on Mac OS X
      3m 59s
    7. Setting the root user password
      2m 28s
    8. Installing phpMyAdmin on Mac OS X
      6m 16s
    9. Uninstalling MySQL on Mac OS X
      4m 30s
  4. 14m 35s
    1. Installing WampServer
      6m 25s
    2. Managing WampServer
      2m 2s
    3. Defining directory aliases through WampServer
      2m 55s
    4. Changing software versions with WampServer add-ons
      3m 13s
  5. 10m 58s
    1. Installing MAMP
      4m 6s
    2. Configuring Apache and MySQL server ports
      1m 57s
    3. Managing MAMP
      4m 55s
  6. 29m 3s
    1. Installing XAMPP for Windows
      10m 0s
    2. Managing XAMPP for Windows
      4m 4s
    3. Managing MySQL security through XAMPP for Windows
      2m 40s
    4. Installing XAMPP for Mac OS X
      6m 14s
    5. Managing XAMPP for Mac OS X
      2m 27s
    6. Managing MySQL security through XAMPP
      3m 38s
  7. 13m 20s
    1. Installing BitNami for Windows
      6m 31s
    2. Installing BitNami for Mac OS X
      6m 49s
  8. 18m 49s
    1. Handling port conflicts with Skype on Windows
      2m 37s
    2. Handling other port conflicts on Windows
      5m 19s
    3. Detecting and handling port conflicts on Mac OS X
      6m 26s
    4. Configuring Apache to work with IPv6 on Windows 8
      4m 27s
  9. 31s
    1. Goodbye
      31s

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