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    I have a little assignment to create an equipment database for my school. I figured this would be great PHP/MySQL practice.

    Now, I need to set up a computer to run PHP and MySQL. I've used Apache on Windows, but don't know what to do on the mac.

    Is there a way I can run PHP and MySQL on a computer? It doesn't need to be accessed anywhere else than the computer I set it up on - this is a small project. I don't need to worry about performance issues or reliability or any of that.

    Thanks!

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    yellowdog linux ? (for the mac)
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    A search on yellowdog was very interesting, but I am afraid I wouldn't be able to do that.

    By the way, this will not be a dedicated server. It will be used for a lot more than the database.

    Other information:
    Computer: Apple 6500 2-3 years old
    OS: MacOS 8

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    I don't know of any open-source or freeware solutions for mac. But for a database look into FileMaker Pro http://www.filemaker.com

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    possibly you can just install virtualPC which is a PC emulator and emulate the Linux or Windoze platform via software.. of you course you will need either and the 200$ VPC-software. however the mac you have is a little bad for an emu. otherwise directly install SuSe Linux (mac edition) or LinuxPPC 2000 on your mac.

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    Try WebTen from Tenon. It's based on Apache so it's at least somewhat fast and compatible.

    http://www.tenon.com/products/webten/

    (See if there's a trial version)

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    Originally posted by DIMA
    possibly you can just install virtualPC which is a PC emulator and emulate the Linux or Windoze platform via software.. of you course you will need either and the 200$ VPC-software. however the mac you have is a little bad for an emu. otherwise directly install SuSe Linux (mac edition) or LinuxPPC 2000 on your mac.
    We use VirtualPC on one computer at school, but that wouldn't be an option in this situation since we need to do a lot of work in MacOS.
    Originally posted by qslack
    Try WebTen from Tenon. It's based on Apache so it's at least somewhat fast and compatible.

    http://www.tenon.com/products/webten/

    (See if there's a trial version)
    WebTen looks really nice, and there is a trial version. However, it would expire in two weeks

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    Any other suggestions?

    Please help!

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    so far i don't think it can be done. if you wait a month or so until osx comes out, it is quit easy to do. osx already comes with apache, and there are ways to install mysql and php in os x. i heard that if you are a student you can buy osx for 69 bucks or so. or if you want it now, go get the beta, or become a developer for apple. and you can do it right now.
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    I don't think OSX will work on pre G3 macs

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    nope, OSX won't work on pre-G3 machines. and not on machines with installed G3-card neither.

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    Thanks for the info...I probably wouldn't have been able to install OS X anyway though

    I guess there is no way, then, which surprises me a lot.

    Thanks again

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    If you insist on using PHP and MySQL, you could always have your school sign up for an account at InterSurge, HostingMatters etc and then use that

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    Originally posted by mkaufman
    If you insist on using PHP and MySQL, you could always have your school sign up for an account at InterSurge, HostingMatters etc and then use that
    I was planning on doing that actually, but if possible I'd rather have the script run from the computer itself. You wouldn't believe how slow the connection is during the school day. The T1/T3 is even slower than a 14.4 connection during the day, since so many people are on it. However, when school is not in session it is very fast.

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    so far your best bet is web tenon, i think that is the only way you can get php going.

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