I’m assuming you like to install PHP 5.6 with MySQL and want something more than MAMP. Good news is that Mac OS X El Capitan comes with Apache so you simply have to configure it.
To begin, you will need Homebrew, if you don’t already have that, install it here.
Installing MySQL and PHP 5.6
After which, install the following packages:
brew install mysql brew install php56 brew install php56-mcrypt
Updating Apache httpd configuration
Next you will need to edit your Apache configuration. Open
/private/etc/apache2/httpd.conf for that.
sudo nano /private/etc/apache2/httpd.conf
You have to uncomment them and change them to the following:
LoadModule rewrite_module libexec/apache2/mod_rewrite.so LoadModule php5_module /usr/local/opt/php56/libexec/apache2/libphp5.so
php5_module is referencing the Homebrew version.
Starting the servers
Start MySQL this way:
Start Apache this way (you will need sudo):
sudo apachectl start
If you’re using VirtualHost, you will need to uncomment the following line in
/private/etc/apache2/httpd.conf. Search and uncomment this:
# Virtual hosts Include /private/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf
Next is to take a look at your VirtualHost file here
To do that, you will have to do:
sudo nano /private/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf
This is a sample of my VirtualHost:
<VirtualHost *:80> DocumentRoot /Users/kahwee/projects/mcs-portal/web/ ServerName dev.mcs.com ErrorLog "/Users/kahwee/projects/mcs-portal/web/error.log" #CustomLog "/private/var/log/apache2/dummy-host.example.com-access_log" common </VirtualHost> <Directory /Users/kahwee/projects/mcs-portal/> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews AllowOverride All Require all granted Allow from all </Directory>
Things to note in the above is the directory permissions. It may be different in your use case so be sure to set them properly. My project is using CakePHP is has the DocumentRoot in