Forbidden You don’t have permission to access /~username/directory in Mac OS X

I have this weird issue with my website backups. When I store them inside my Sites folder and try to view them from the browser. 1. They do not appear listed when I do a directory listing 2. Accessing the folder manually produces the error You don’t have permission to access on localhost /~username/mydirectory This […]

How to Setup PHP, MySQL and phpMyAdmin on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

My previous working setup was on WAMP( Windows, Apache, MySQL and PHP). On Windows I used a bundled app WampServer that did the job, just install the executable and your all set.

On Mac it kinda needs a bit of work but basically you have to configure PHP, download-install MySQL and phpMyAdmin.
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Restart Apache in Mac OS X

I miss using a Mac, saving up to get the latest MacBook Pro. Here is quick tip for an alternative method on how to restart Apache using the Terminal. Long method is go to Preferences then Sharing and disable enable Personal Web Sharing. Shortcut is Open the Mac OS X Terminal window then type in. […]