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Managing XAMPP for Mac OS X

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Video: Managing XAMPP for Mac OS X

The XAMPP installation includes a couple of useful management tools that will help you administer your servers. First, make sure that your servers are running through the Controls dialog and then go to your Getting Started window and click the localhost link. That will take you to the homepage. On the homepage take a look at phpinfo(). This is a simple page that outputs the configuration of your PHP server. The most important bit of information on this screen is the Loaded Configuration File.

Managing XAMPP for Mac OS X

The XAMPP installation includes a couple of useful management tools that will help you administer your servers. First, make sure that your servers are running through the Controls dialog and then go to your Getting Started window and click the localhost link. That will take you to the homepage. On the homepage take a look at phpinfo(). This is a simple page that outputs the configuration of your PHP server. The most important bit of information on this screen is the Loaded Configuration File.

That's the location of the php.ini file that's managing your PHP installation. The default location is /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/etc/php.ini. You can also open phpMyAdmin. Click phpMyAdmin under Tools. If you see the Prompt screen just click Go. Assuming you haven't set up a root user password on your MySQL installation, you should be able to go to phpMyAdmin instantly.

You'll see over on the left that the installation of MySQL with XAMPP for Mac includes a number of databases, including the test database, a simple beginning database where you can add new tables and do some testing of some data. I'll go back to the main window and also show you that there are some sample applications that you might find useful. For example, the Phonebook application lists three names. This is an application that's built with PHP and SQLite, a very simple database much simpler and lighter than MySQL that's included with the XAMPP installation as well.

I'll type in a value of Smith for the Last name, John for the First name, and then a fake phone number. Then I'll click Add and it'll show that the data has been added to the database. Click Show source code down toward the bottom and you will be able to scroll down and take a look at the PHP code that's executing this little application. There are some other useful sample applications you can explore as well. So that's a look at the sample applications and administrative tools that are included with XAMPP for Mac OS X. One other important application is used to manage the security of your XAMPP installation.

I'll describe how to use this feature 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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