Installing for Apache on MacOS X Client
The following instructions will help you install a PHP module for the Apache
web server included in MacOS X using the MacOS GUI. This version includes
MySQL, PostgreSQL, and iODBC database support, cURL, GD, PDFLib, LDAP, and
more. These instructions are graciously provided by
» Marc Liyanage.
Be sure you know what you're doing before advancing beyond this point!
You can cause irreparable harm to your Apache installation otherwise.
These instructions will only work with the original Apache web server as
shipped by Apple. If you re-built or upgraded your Apache, you will have
to build your own PHP module.
For Apache 1.3, download:
For Apache 2, download:
Unpack the compressed .tar.gz file, but DO NOT USE StuffIt Expander.
Instead, use Apple's BOMArchiveHelper or the command line.
Double-click the installer package and follow the directions of the
That's all! PHP should now be up and running. You can test it by dropping
a file named test.php into your
Sites folder in your home directory.
Into that file, write this line: <?php phpinfo() ?>.
Now open up 127.0.0.1/~your_username/test.php in your web
browser. You should see a status table with information about the PHP module.