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Installing MAMP on a Mac system

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Video: Installing MAMP on a Mac system

We are now going to take a look at how to install MAMP on the Mac side. The first thing you want to do is go out to the MAMP website. And you can see there are two options once I get here. So the website is mamp.info. This is also available from the server section of the resources page on my website. So we want to download just MAMP not MAMP Pro. So go ahead and download MAMP. Once you have that downloaded, it's a fairly simple process to install it. So, I have this downloaded already, and what I do is double-click this icon. We need to agree to the license and you will come up with this screen here. And this is what actually does the install for you. So, what I'm going to do is, this kinda points you in the right direction, and here's the instructions for how to do this.

Installing MAMP on a Mac system

We are now going to take a look at how to install MAMP on the Mac side. The first thing you want to do is go out to the MAMP website. And you can see there are two options once I get here. So the website is mamp.info. This is also available from the server section of the resources page on my website. So we want to download just MAMP not MAMP Pro. So go ahead and download MAMP. Once you have that downloaded, it's a fairly simple process to install it. So, I have this downloaded already, and what I do is double-click this icon. We need to agree to the license and you will come up with this screen here. And this is what actually does the install for you. So, what I'm going to do is, this kinda points you in the right direction, and here's the instructions for how to do this.

I am going to grab this MAMP folder and drag it into the Applications folder. And you can see, there's my MAMP application. It's now installing and that's all there is to the install. What we'll do is get the servers open, so you can access them and turn them on. My assumption for this course is, before every exercise begins, you make sure your server is on. And the way you can get to it is in the Applications Area, here is MAMP. So there is MAMP installed.

If I open up this folder, let me close that up for you. If I open up this folder, there is a MAMP icon up here. I double-click it, click Open, and that takes me out to the MAMP interface, so I know MAMP is working. Here is my start page. So you can see MAMP is installed, if you can see this page. So your MAMP program is all set. That's all are is to installing MAMP.

Now, if I open up MAMP one more time, you can see here is, let me move this, here is how we start and stop MAMP. What we're going to do is set the course for MAMP to our basic default ports. You can see that there are two green lines, that means our servers are turned on. The first one is the web server, the MySQL server is the database. In order to stop them, I click the Stop Servers button.

And you'll see both of them turn red, that means they're turned off. My assumptions for the course is that these will be turned on before you can do any exercise. You have to turn on the Apache server in order for PHP to work on the web server. You have to turn on the MySQL server in order for the database to run, but I turned these off. I'm now going to go out to the Preferences Area and click that button and move over to the Port area. You can see these ports are presets for us, the assumption here is MAMP is not going to take over the port for your built-in observer on the Mac system. We don't want to use the built-in web server, because it does not come as a complete package with PHP and MySQL.

So what we're going to do is click this button here, Set to default. That will put your Apache ports back to port 80, so you do not need to use the port number when you go through the course. So, all of my testing server set up assumes that you are using port 80 on Apache and port 3306 for MySQL. So as long as you've changed it, you just click this button once, click OK and we're all set. Now, I can start my servers once again. When you do that, you will be prompted for password for your system. Our servers are now turned on, and I'm all set to go. PHP is turned on inside the Apache server and the database is all set up. So make sure you test to see if the servers are turned on before starting any of the course files and walking through any of the exercises with me. So that's how you install MAMP on a Mac.

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Dynamic Dreamweaver Websites: Creating Login Areas

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Candyce Mairs
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  1. 1m 32s
    1. Welcome
      1m 32s
  2. 2m 57s
    1. Course overview
      1m 16s
    2. The course environment
      1m 41s
  3. 26m 58s
    1. Static vs. dynamic requests
      4m 8s
    2. Installing XAMPP on a Windows system
      8m 54s
    3. Installing MAMP on a Mac system
      4m 29s
    4. Using admin consoles
      3m 54s
    5. Installing the course files
      5m 33s
  4. 18m 36s
    1. Overview of the Dreamweaver interface
      6m 22s
    2. Setting up the course site
      6m 20s
    3. Previewing pages
      5m 54s
  5. 33m 38s
    1. Creating PHP pages
      5m 45s
    2. Adding PHP code
      5m 44s
    3. Displaying variables
      4m 45s
    4. Commenting your code
      5m 30s
    5. Working with includes
      5m 58s
    6. Building the course templates
      5m 56s
  6. 35m 13s
    1. What is a database?
      5m 2s
    2. Adding database tables
      7m 34s
    3. Connecting to the database
      8m 28s
    4. Getting data from a database: Part one
      8m 25s
    5. Getting data from a database: Part two
      5m 44s
  7. 1h 16m
    1. Planning the login process
      7m 25s
    2. Creating a login form
      7m 45s
    3. Adding form validation: Part one
      9m 22s
    4. Adding form validation: Part two
      1m 37s
    5. Exploring the registration page
      7m 17s
    6. Correcting table fields
      6m 1s
    7. Setting up the login landing page
      4m 1s
    8. Using server behaviors
      3m 36s
    9. Inserting new members
      8m 48s
    10. User authentication
      10m 3s
    11. Restricting access to pages
      5m 17s
    12. Testing the login
      4m 53s
  8. 1h 6m
    1. Admin area overview
      5m 9s
    2. Adding new users
      5m 19s
    3. Restricting access
      12m 25s
    4. Planning the admin update area
      5m 19s
    5. Building the members table listing
      6m 55s
    6. Building the querystring
      9m 14s
    7. Populating the update form
      6m 33s
    8. Updating the database data
      11m 28s
    9. Testing the admin update process
      3m 47s

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