The following instructions will help you install a PHP module for the Apache web server included in MacOS X. This version includes support for the MySQL and PostgreSQL databases. These instructions are graciously provided by » Marc Liyanage.
Be careful when you do this, you could screw up your Apache web server!
Do this to install:
wget http://www.diax.ch/users/liyanage/software/macosx/libphp4.so.gz, wait for the download to finish.
sudo apxs -i -a -n php4 libphp4.so
sudo open -a TextEdit /etc/httpd/httpd.conf.
TextEdit will open with the web server configuration file. Locate these
two lines towards the end of the file: (Use the Find command)
#AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
#AddType application/x-httpd-php-source .phps
Remove the two hash marks (
#), then save the file and
sudo apachectl gracefulto restart the web server.
PHP should now be up and running. You can test it by dropping a file into
Sites folder which is called
test.php. Into that file, write this line:
<?php phpinfo() ?>.
Now open up
127.0.0.1/~your_username/test.php in your web
browser. You should see a status table with information about the PHP module.