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#11 2020-12-18 23:59:14

gomedia
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Re: Alternative apache + php install

I’ve always used coolestguidesontheplanet.com.

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#12 2020-12-19 00:18:56

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Re: Alternative apache + php install

gaekwad wrote #327600:

This is one of the routes I use, but then I arguably have more-than-average experience with command line stuff given my server-side predilections.

[referring to Virtualbox local hosting] Yeah, one reason you list below would be for me a good argument: easily portable or moved around in case the host machine goes pop, or in case a host machine OS upgrade cause trouble with non-default installed software.

One of the reasons I have over the past ~15years+ relied on the default installed Apache + PHP stack is that Apple is unlikely to break that.

I would also suggest a single-board computer like a Raspberry Pi.

For one this is completely outside of my competence and interest range, and two, I can install a server stack on my MBA and go out to sit in the park nearby and do some work while enjoying the outside air/sun/… or some other place.

I have all the instructions for making VirtualBox & RPi stuff from scratch, […]

If you found some time, a simple ordered list for VirtualBox would be great — a plain .txt file suffices :-). TY.


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#13 2020-12-19 00:41:23

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Re: Alternative apache + php install

phiw13 wrote #327596:

For many years I have relied on the default Apache+PHP install on macOS for my testing and playground. It looks like that might end soon

I have been doing like you for a long time, using the native server and PHP. Though along the line they were not keeping the PHP up fast enough for my liking, so I switched to a package recommended by php.net, which was this one: Liip, which was mostly easy to setup, even for a server dunce like me. But it looks like I won’t be using that anymore. They recommend Homebrew, and since I use that for MySQL instead of macOS’s other DB brand, I will probably go with Homebrew php, too.

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#14 2020-12-19 00:49:00

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Re: Alternative apache + php install

By the way, here are the other php.net package options for macOS, just in case. Not well maintained, apparently.

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#15 2020-12-19 00:55:21

phiw13
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Re: Alternative apache + php install

gomedia wrote #327648:

I’ve always used coolestguidesontheplanet.com.

That is one of the resources I used years ago too :-). Since Apple is moving towards not including PHP in its OS package, we have to find ways to move on.

Destry wrote #327653:

[…] which was this one: Liip, which was mostly easy to setup, even for a server dunce like me.

That is where I found the series of articles I linked in my OP for setting up the Homebrew provided packages.

–^–
I am almost convinced by going the Homebrew route, and then maybe add Valet that Jakob suggests for easing the management. Maybe the little Applescript(s) I’ve used in the past will still be useful and enough for my needs.


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#16 2020-12-19 11:14:13

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Re: Alternative apache + php install

phiw13 wrote #327650:

If you found some time, a simple ordered list for VirtualBox would be great — a plain .txt file suffices :-). TY.

Consider it added to the list.

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#17 2020-12-19 11:38:31

Destry
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Re: Alternative apache + php install

Being my mbp is 10 years old and tops out with High Sierra (10.13.6), I should probably look at an alternative situation too, at least for Apache. I’m not using mamp, though. I tried that many years ago and didn’t like it; that’s what had me go native to begin with, which fit better to my tendency for lower footprint.

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