Hosting some PHP pages on your MAC is easy and straightforward. Go to System Preferences
, then to Sharing
and check Web Sharing
This will start an apache on your machine. In the default configuration, pages will
be hosted in the Sites
folder of your local home folder
if your user name is liv. Just put some pages in there and point your browser to
Some resources on the net suggest that you should check and again uncheck Web Sharing
to restart you apache when this is necessary. This did not work for me. A better solution is to open a shell and type
Where is GD?
apache and PGP is prepackaged and works fine for basic requirements. One of the essentials that are missing is the <em>GD</em> library. This library is for image I/O.
I found lots of resources on the net, but most of them are complicated, they ask you to recompile PHP, apache or both. A good solution can be found here