How to tutorial or link to one please.
MAMP is a large download. Also, something a little more manual would be nice.
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MAMP (Macintosh, Apache, Mysql and PHP) is probably the easiest way to get up and running.
With just a few mouse-clicks, you can install Apache, PHP and MySQL for Mac OS X!
MAMP installs a local server environment in a matter of seconds on your Mac OS X computer, be it PowerBook or iMac. Like similar packages from the Windows- and Linux-world, MAMP comes free of charge.
MAMP is installed in the typical Mac fashion: very easily. MAMP will not compromise any existing Apache installation already running with your OS X. You can install Apache, PHP and MySQL without starting a script or having to change any configuration files!
Furthermore, if MAMP is no longer needed, it is sufficient to delete the MAMP folder and everything returns to its original status (i.e. MAMP does not modify any of the "normal" OS X).
Here is a MAMP video tutorial which goes through the setup and configuration of MAMP.
Personally, I use Zend Server Community Edition for either windows or mac. Its packaged nicely and runs in its own directories.
I would use XAMPP for Mac because of its Control Panel.