Ok, I recently got interested in making my mac a server, maybe for a blog. I used DynDns for a free domain name, that will always resolve to my current IP, updated with the DynDns Updater application I downloaded. I reserved my local IP, so DHCP will always assign the same local IP to my mac. I port-forwarded port 80 on the router to my mac. I symlinked
/Library/WebServer/Documents to point to
/Users/me/Sites/, so that I could put stuff in there instead.
I found Wordpress, a free open source blogging engine, so I decided to try that. I found instructions, and activated PHP (in /etc/apache2/httpd.conf). A test php file succeeded. I also created php.ini, and changed some warning thing and the time zone.
Then I donwloaded MySQL (
mysql-5.1.39-osx10.5-x86_64), which I believe is for 64-bit intel (by the way, I'm on Snow Leopard). Here's where I got confused. These are the instructions I've been following, the spot where I am right now. I'm not really sure how to make the mysql admin, which It kind of mentions you need before you can make the user and the database. Any help? Thanks.
Also, what is the database for? Does it store all the entries and comments on the blog?