Mac – Local Server Development Basics

Since I had to figure out some basics about local server development on my Mac, I really recommend these tools:

  • MAMP – Apache and MySQL Server
  • Virtual Host X – Create up to 3 virtual host with the free version.
    In other words: This provides an easy to use GUI which enables you to forward an local URL like “http://myProject.local” to your workspace directory.

But one thing sucks: You have to set read/write access (in finder) for everyone. I wonder if that might cause system security problems?

And I strongly recommend to read this nice tutorial about setting up virtual hosts manually: http://www.sawmac.com/mamp/virtualhosts/

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