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With Apples’ new OSX 10.11 El Capitan now in public here
is how to get the AMP stack up and running on the new
OSX. This tutorial will go through the process on
getting Apache, MySQL, PHP (or otherwise known as the
‘AMP’ stack) and phpMyAdmin running on the new El
Capitan OS.
This tutorial sets up the AMP stack in more of a traditional
way using the loaded Apache and PHP and downloading
MySQL and phpMyAdmin – this has been updated to reflect
10.11.1 and a new MySQL installation.

Setting Stuff Up




Web Sharing / Apache

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16 It Works! After starting Apache – test to see if the webserver is working in the browser – http://localhost – you should see the “It Works!” text.4. you can try troubleshooting Apache to see if there is anything wrong in its config file by running apachectl configtest This will give you an indication of what might be wrong. OSX has historically had 2 web roots one at a system level and one at a user level – you can set both up or just run with one. the user level one allows Donate A Beer To The Coolest Guides . Document Root Document root is the location where the files are shared from the file system and is similar to the traditional names of ‘public_html‘ and ‘htdocs‘. If you don’t get the localhost test.sudo apachectl start to stop it sudo apachectl stop to restart it sudo apachectl restart To find the Apache version httpd -v The Apache version that comes in OSX El Capitan is Apache/2.

Once you make the Sites folder you will notice that it has a unique icon which is a throwback from a few versions older. This takes a bit longer to set up but some users are very accustomed to using it. Make that folder before you set up the user configuration file described next. It seems there is less effort from Apple in continuing with the user level one but it still can be set up with a couple of extra tweaks in configuration files. You have to make a few additional tweaks to get the ~/Sites folder back up and running. System Level Web Root – the default system document root is still found at – http://localhost/ The files are shared in the filing system at – /Library/WebServer/Documents/ User Level Root The other web root directory which is missing by default is the ‘~/Sites’ folder in the User account. You need to make a “Sites” folder at the root level of your account and then it will work.multiple accounts to have their own web root whilst the system one is global for all users. then create one . It is easier to use the user level one as you don’t have to keep on authenticating as an admin user.conf” filed under: /etc/apache2/users/ If you don’t already have one (very likely). Sites Folder Add a “username.

the text editor ‘nano‘ would be the best tool to deal with . Launch Terminal. and follow the commands below.conf If not you need to change… sudo chmod 644 username.conf.conf Open the main httpd. its location and permissions/ownership is best tackled by using the Terminal.named by the short username of the account with the suffix . if you don’t know your account shortname type ‘whoami‘ the Terminal prompt): cd /etc/apache2/users sudo nano username. (Applications/Utilities).conf Then add the content below swapping in your ‘username’ in the code below: <Directory "/Users/username/Sites/"> AllowOverride All Options Indexes MultiViews FollowSymLinks Require all granted </Directory> Permissions on the file should be: -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 298 Jun 28 16:47 username. first one gets you to the right spot.conf And make sure these modules are uncommented (the first 2 should already be on a clean install): LoadModule authz_core_module libexec/apache2/mod_authz_core. 2nd one cracks open the text editor on the command line (swap ‘username‘ with your account’s shortname.conf and allow some modules: sudo nano /etc/apache2/httpd.

so And also uncomment this configuration file also in httpd.conf Save all your changes (Control + O in nano) Restart Apache for the new file to be read: sudo apachectl restart .so LoadModule include_module libexec/apache2/mod_include.conf – which allows user home LoadModule userdir_module libexec/apache2/mod_userdir.LoadModule authz_host_module libexec/apache2/mod_authz_host. (Mentioned also in the PHP part of the article).so Whilst you have this file open also to get php running uncomment. Include /private/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-userdir.conf Save all your changes (Control + O in nano) Then open another Apache config file and uncomment another file: sudo nano /etc/apache2/extra/httpd-userdir. LoadModule php5_module libexec/apache2/libphp5.conf And uncomment: Include /private/etc/apache2/users/*.so LoadModule rewrite_module libexec/apache2/mod_rewrite.

LoadModule rewrite_module libexec/apache2/mod_rewrite.conf – should be uncommented on a clean install.htaccess and allow URL Rewrites If you are going to use the document root at /Library/WebServer/Documents it is a good idea to allow any . Uncomment in PHP .conf file at line 217 and setting the AllowOverride to All and then restart Apache. Override . sudo nano /etc/apache2/httpd.Then this user level document root will be viewable at: http://localhost/~username/ You should only see a directory tree like structure if the folder is empty. This is already taken care of at the Sites level webroot by following the previous step.conf osx-htaccess-override Also whilst here allow URL rewrites so your permalinks look clean not ugly.htaccess files used to override the default settings – this can be accomplished by editing the httpd.

This version corrects previous issues with starting mysql on boot as Apple changed the launch process on OSX Yosemite onwards. create a file name it “phpinfo.11 and needs to be dowloaded from the MySQL site use the Mac OS X 10.11). 64-bit). then view it in a browser.PHP 5.11.1 El Capitan and needs to be turned on by uncommenting a line in the httpd.conf Use “control” + “w” to search within nano and search for ‘php’ this will land you on the right line then uncomment the line (remove the #): LoadModule php5_module libexec/apache2/libphp5. it will work just .conf file. <?php phpinfo(). sudo nano /etc/apache2/httpd. DMG Archive version (works on 10. If you are upgrading from a previous OSX and have an older MySQL version you do not have to update Write out and Save using the nano short cut keys at the bottom ‘control o’ and ‘control x’ Reload apache to kick in sudo apachectl restart To see and test PHP.29 is loaded in the build of OSX 10. The latest version available is MySQL 5.7. ?> MySQL MySQL is again a missing component in OS X 10.php” and file it in your document root with the contents below.10 (x86.9.5.

dmg and run the installer. just take me to the downloads! – go straight to the download mirrors and download the software from a mirror which is closest to you. Starting/Stopping from the command line if you are so inclined. which you can start/stop MySQL and also enable to have it launch on boot. Run the standard install which will also install a System Pref Pane and support for launching MySQL on boot. Once downloaded open the . look for » No thanks. Something new in the latest version of MySQL for OSX that is after the install you are give a temporary password which you need to take a copy of.7 on OSX To start . One thing with MySQL upgrades always take a data dump of your database in case things go south and before you upgrade to El Capitan make sure your MySQL Server is not running. Starting MySQL Relaunch you System Preference and you will see a new MySQL Preference.with the same start up issue. When downloading you don’t have to sign up. the start/stop commands have changed for MySQL 5. you can change that later. mysql -v -u root -p . Exit the file with type “control + x” and when prompted save the change by typing “y”. type at the prompt: /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql -v -u root -p Enter/paste your MySQL root password when prompted. the temp one you copied earlier.bash_profile file or creates a new one if it doesn’t exist.sudo launchctl load -F /Library/LaunchDaemons/com. Last thing to do here is to reload the shell for the above to work straight away. After installation.bash_profile” file in your home directory. (optional step) this is done in your “.mysql.mysqld. source ~/.mysql.plist To find the MySQL version from the terminal. in order to use mysql commands without typing the full path to the commands you can add the mysql directory to your shell path. type q to exit. if you don’t have that file just create it using vi or nano: cd . nano .oss.bash_profile export PATH="/usr/local/mysql/bin:$PATH" The first command brings you to your home directory and opens the . then add in the line above which adds the mysql binary path to commands that you can run.oss.plist To stop sudo launchctl unload -F /Library/LaunchDaemons/com. this also puts you in to a shell interactive dialogue with mySQL.

use one and remember/jot down somewhere what it is.sock /var/mysql/mysql.sock phpMyAdmin First fix the 2002 socket error if you haven’t done so from the MySQL sectionsudo mkdir /var/mysql sudo ln -s /tmp/mysql. then unzip it and move the folder with its contents into the document root level renaming folder to ‘phpmyadmin’. MySQL puts it in /tmp and OSX looks for it in /var/mysql the socket is a type of file that allows mysql client/server communication. the zip English package will suit a lot of users. sudo mkdir /var/mysql sudo ln -s /tmp/mysql. Change the MySQL root password Note that this is not the same as the root or admin password of OSX – this is a unique password for the mysql root user. Make the config folder . /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqladmin -u root -p'temppassword' password 'newpassword' Use the single 'quotes' surrounding the password Fix the 2002 MySQL Socket error Fix the looming 2002 socket error – which is linking where MySQL places the socket and where OSX thinks it should be.You will get the version number again.sock /var/mysql/mysql.sock Download phpMyAdmin. just type “\q” to exit.

click new server. .mkdir ~/Sites/phpmyadmin/config Change the permissions chmod o+w ~/Sites/phpmyadmin/config Run the set up in the browser http://localhost/~username/phpmyadmin/setup/ or http://localhost/phpmyadmin/setup/ You need to create a new localhost mysql server connection.

Add in the username “root” (maybe already populated. click on save and you are returned to the previous screen. (This is not the OSX Admin or root password – it is the MySQL root user).Switch to the Authentication tab and set the local mysql root user and the password. . add in the password that you set up earlier for the MySQL root user set up.

then a config. move this file to the root level of /phpmyadmin and then remove the now empty /config directory. Now going to http://localhost/~username/phpmyadmin/ will now allow you to interact with your MySQL databases.php is now in the /config directory of phpmyadmin directory.Make sure you click on To upgrade phpmyadmin just download the latest version and .

That’s it! You now have the native AMP stack running ontop . Lets say that you have a site in the User Sites folder at the following location ~/Sites/testsite you would set it to be writeable like so: sudo chmod -R a+w ~/Sites/testsite If you are concerned about security then instead of making it world writeable you can set the owner to be Apache _www but when working on files you would have to authenticate more as admin you are “not” the owner.php‘ from the existing directory into the new folder and replace – backup the older one just in case. since it’s a local development it shouldn’t be a security issue.copy the older ‘config. If you had the website stored at the System level Document root at say /Library/WebServer/Documents/testsite then it would have to be the latter: sudo chown -R _www /Library/WebServer/Documents/testsite Another easier way to do this if you have a one user workstation is to change the Apache web user from _www to your Permissions To run a website with no permission issues it is best to set the web root and its contents to be writeable by all. you would do this like so: sudo chown -R _www ~/Sites/testsite This will set the contents recursively to be owned by the Apache user.

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