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This topic covers setting up your Mac as a Web Server and installing SilverStripe.
If you want to use the default OSX PHP version then you will need to recompile your own versions of PHP with GD. Providing instructions for how to recompile PHP is beyond the scope of our documentation but try a online search.
If you have decided to install using MacPorts you can skip this section.
Once you have downloaded and Installed MAMP start the Application and Make sure everything is running by clicking the
MAMP icon. Under
Preferences -> PHP make sure Version 5 is Selected.
/Applications/MAMP/conf/PHP5/php.ini and make the following configuration changes:
memory_limit = 64M
Once you make that change open the MAMP App Again by clicking on the MAMP Icon and click Stop Servers then Start Servers - this is so our changes to the php.ini take effect.
Download the latest SilverStripe installer package. Copy the tar.gz file to the 'Document Root' for MAMP - By Default its
Don't know what your Document Root is? Open MAMP Click
Preferences -> Apache.
Extract the tar.gz file to a folder, e.g.
silverstripe/ (you always move the tar.gz file first and not the other way
around as SilverStripe uses a '.htaccess' file which is hidden from OSX so if you move SilverStripe the .htaccess file
won't come along.
Open your web browser and go to
http://localhost:8888/silverstripe/. Enter your database details - by default with MAMP its user
root and password
root and select your account details. Click "Check Details".
Once everything is sorted hit Install! and Voila you have SilverStripe installed