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Set up Virtual Hosts on macOS Big Sur 11 in Apache

Macos Apache Vhosts

Setting up Virtual Hosts in Apache on on macOS Big Sur is straight forward after you have your local Web Development environment up and running – get your web development up and running first including Apache, PHP and MySQL on macOS following this macOS Big Sur Apache/PHP/MySQL guide here if required. This guide will also…

Create an FAQ Page with Show and Hide Questions and Answers using jQuery

Faq Page Using Jquery

This guide shows how to create a basic expandanle/contractable FAQ page using jQuery, html and CSS. Just click the steps below to see the code or refer to the whole code snippet at the end. The CSS supplied is very basic to get the page started. What jQuery do I need? Include the latest jQuery…

Set up Swift Performance Cache with Optimus Prime in Local Mode

Swift Performance Optimus Prime

Optimus Prime is a cache warmer to load web pages faster on initial load by querying all pages on a websites sitemap via the sitemap URL, it works in harmony with a cache plugin preloading tool. Optimus Prime also has a local mode in which it checks the local cache folder for cached relative URLs…

Installing & Configuring Apache on macOS using Homebrew

Apache Homebrew Macos

Eventhough Apache ships with macOS, a better maintained version would be coming from Homebrew, also Apple is making noises about not supporting legacy software like PHP so in the future this may be more of a compulsory option. First thing to do would be to remove the builtin Apache version of which in macOS Big…

Installing MariaDB Database Server on macOS

Mariadb Install Macos

MariaDB is an alternative to MySQL database which is more performant with a full open license, you can install it easily on macOS via Homebrew. The first step is to install Homebrew on your computer and possibly to remove any older MySQL database server versions. Once Homebrew is installed, on the command line: brew install…

Remove MySQL database server from macOS or OSX via the command line

Remove Mysql Databse Macos

To remove an instance of MySQL Database Server from your macOS or OSX installation you need to delete a number of files via the command line, but first ensure that you have database dumps of your databases and that then the database server is not running. Back Up any needed MySQL databases Launch the command…

Updating to PHP versions 7.4 and 8 on macOS 11 Big Sur and Catalina

Php8 Macos Update

The latest macOS versions of Big Sur and Catalina currently ship with PHP 7.3 and have a deprecation notice that they intend to drop support for PHP altogether in a future upgrade. You can see this by running a <? phpinfo(); ?> function in a webhosted file or running php -v on the command line….

Set up WP Fastest Cache with Optimus Prime in Local Mode

Wp Fastest Cache Optimus Prime Local Mode

Optimus Prime is a cache warmer to load web pages faster on initial load by querying all pages on a websites sitemap via the sitemap URL, it works in harmony with a cache plugin preloading tool. Optimus Prime also has a local mode in which it checks the local cache folder for cached relative URLs…

Install Apache, MySQL, PHP on macOS 11 Big Sur and earlier macOS

Apache Php Mysql Macos Big Sur

Get your Local Web Development Environment Up & Running on macOS Big Sur 11 and Catalina 10.15 With Apples’ new macOS Big Sur 11 available for download, here is how to get the AMP stack up and running on the new macOS. This tutorial will go through the process of getting Apache, MySQL, PHP (or…