Mac OS X comes with a pre-installed version of Apache, though it is a legacy build: version 1.3. So I wanted to get the latest version as I will be doing some server side development myself on my new box, and want to try out the newest stuff!
Given that is being a while I don't work on Unix systems I went around the web for tips on how to get this done and I found two links that were of real use, both of them come from PHPmac and wanted to share it with u guys... so here they are:
- Building and Installing Apache 2.2.2 and PHP 5.1.4 on Mac OS X
- Additional Useful Apache2 Config Settings
The first one explains step by step how to get both Apache and PHP 5 installed on a Mac, the second one will guide u thru some helpfull advanced settings and the way to override the Systems Preferences functionality in order to work with the newly installed Apache rather than the old one... so give them a try, they really put me thru in a few minutes!