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Ok I just got myself a new macbook pro and loving it. I'm trying to set it up as a dev environment.

I'm trying to get my basic phpinfo to work. I installed php from the venerable Marc Liyanage ( When i make a dummy php file called test.php with the phpinfo(); code in it, apparently running http://localhost/~username/test.php should show me something. But i get absolutely nothing. Google chrome throws me a big fat "This webpage is not available".

I'm presuming there's something fundamental i'm missing. The web service should start up on it's own according to install. I even went to System Preferences > Sharing > and made sure Web Sharing is checked. It provides me with the link as well and says that your website...available at the the "Sites" folder. I have placed the test.php in the Sites folder as well.

I'm clueless now, anyone kind enough to help troubleshoot a newb's problem?

Cheers K

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where are you save your test.php code? – Am1rr3zA Jul 16 '10 at 20:42
I'm saving it in the "Sites" folder in my user directory. – Kaushik Gopal Jul 17 '10 at 5:39

If Apache isn't up, start it up:

  1. System Preferences
  2. Sharing
  3. Web Sharing
    • Check the little box.

Try it again and see if you get anything.

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Hey Jack, i already tried that, after enabling the little inbox, it also gave me the exact url i should be clicking to access my website etc. I simply appended my test.php to the end of that url and tried. but couldn't get anything. – Kaushik Gopal Jul 17 '10 at 5:41
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Ok so it happens, the entropy distribution i had initially used for PHP+Apache isn't supported on Snow Leopard. Apple Snow Leopard now comes by default with latest versions of php and apache. For more info you can check this link to the entropy forums.

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