Hi there …
For our Mac development environment; we’ll be setting up our Xampp virtual server again, like we did for our windows development environment. Plase read the windows development environment tutorial, to learn more about what Xampp is, what a server is, how your development environemnt works etc.
We use Xampp because it makes it quite easy to setup a LAMP (Linux, Apache, Mysql, PHP) system on your local machine. Essentially, saving us the pain of setting up the PHP and MYSQL systems necessary for a simple web app. The system also installs PHPMyAdmin for us which takes care of the pesky details involved in interacting with a database.
I’ll wait for the standing ovation for Xampp .. okay enough of that; let’s get in there:
Wanna test if it worked? open this: http://localhost in your browser ; you should see a page like the one above. Congratulations you have successfully configured a server environment on your local machine!! ... Smiles all around moment right here :)
"The system also installs PHPMyAdmin for us which takes care of the pesky details involved in interacting with a database."The Village Geek
The next section will deal with setting up LAMP on a Linux/Ubuntu machine. You can skip the next topic if you’re not interested in setting up LAMP on Linux.
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