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01-04-2008, 06:33 AM
I've done a bit of looking around, searching, etc., but can't quite find good simple explanations about installing the software. I'd like to install Pixelpost on my Mac's Apache server. I have OS 10.4.11 (Tiger), and am connected to the Internet through a Comcast Cable set up.
I've downloaded the latest PHP, and I will download the latest MySQL, and whatever else is needed. But I want to run this on the Mac's included Apache server rather than running the MAMP package.
Of course, what site address I will use I don't know... What would be the blog's URL in this kind of setup?
Is there a guide to installing on OS X that can guide me through some of the steps to get me up to speed in setting up a basic blog with the Delicious template?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
01-04-2008, 01:06 PM
Download and install MAMP www.mamp.info
Put your Pixelpost files in Applications/MAMP/htdocs
Create a folder in Applications/MAMP/db (i called mine Pixelpost)
Then run MAMP to start the server. Navigate to http://localhost:8888
Upu may need to go to http://localhost:8888/admin first to run the pixelpost installer
01-04-2008, 01:34 PM
PP installation instructions assume you already have a web server running Apache, PHP, and MySQL. Once you have your server setup and running the above applications, installing PixelPost is the same no matter what OS the web server is running.
I would recommend searching the web for forum that deal with setting up PHP and MySQL on the OS X version of Apache. A quick search for "Installing PHP OS X" turned up this article: http://developer.apple.com/internet/opensource/php.html
Perhaps that will help get you started.
01-04-2008, 03:00 PM
Thanks Folks but... I've managed to install the MAMP setup before, so that should work, but... they usually recommend using that setup for development purposes and not to actually serve anything. Is it secure enough and robust enough to go with the MAMP installation instead of with the OS X Apache, PHP, and MySQL?
Also, if I get it running nicely within the MAMP setup, do I have to visit http://localhost:8888 to access the PixelPost blog?
In any case, thanks for your help!
Happy New Year,
01-04-2008, 04:37 PM
Hi Folks, a bit of process but a question at the end:
1) I put MAMP in applications
2) I pixelpost (pixelpost) under the htdocs folder in the MAMP folder
3) Ran MAMP -- servers started
4) Created a MySQL database called "pp"
5) Created a table named "ppost" with "1000" fields
6) Edited the pixelpoint.php file as such:
$pixelpost_db_host = "localhost"; // database host, often "localhost"
$pixelpost_db_user = "root"; // database user
$pixelpost_db_pass = "root"; // database user password
$pixelpost_db_pixelpost = "pp"; // database
$pixelpost_db_prefix = "ppost"; // table prefix, leave as is unless you want to install multiple blogs on the same database
Ok, so the next step is to go here, I believe and run the install.php file:
But.. no good. It works all the way to http://localhost:8888/MAMP/ but nothing loads after that (http://localhost:8888/MAMP/htdocs/) nor (http://localhost:8888/MAMP/htdocs/pixelpost/), etc.
Went here instead: http://localhost:8888/pixelpost/admin/install.php
Went through the admin process, uploaded an image, but when I go to:
I get an error message (Not Found)
When I go here: http://localhost:8888/pixelpost/
I do see the blog.
Last question: If I want to point a family member or friend to the blog... do I give them that url? http://localhost:8888/pixelpost/
Can I actually assign a domain name to this?
1. First of all you must buy some domain.
2. Then point it (A records for www.yourdomain.com and yourdomain.com) to your public internet IP address.
3. In MAMP you must set it to react for queries about www.yourdomain.com and yourdomain.com on correct port number.
4. Restart MAMP to refresh config settings.
More or less thats all.
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