Setting and configuring a Local Host on Mac - 1 of 3

By adam
Thu, 2015-04-02 06:13
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #200

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It’s our 200th episode! For this video, I wanted to take a look at how to set up a local development system and then configure that to build a Drupal 7 site. In this video, I show you how to download MAMP, a local solution stack. For those not familiar with MAMP, MAMP stands for Mac OSX, Apache, MySQL, and Php. This full stack allows you to run a server on your local computer. In other words, using MAMP (or WAMP for windows) you will be able to run and build a Drupal site just like you would if you were hosting it on a third party's server (ie GoDaddy, Acquia, Pantheon, etc).

This is the first video in a three-part video series where you will learn how to install and configure MAMP. In the following two videos, I will show you how to download and configure Drupal and then show you how to set up the best file structure for getting started on the right foot.

As I mention in the video, I am using MAMP due to the Mac OS I am using. If you would like to see a video showing how to download and configure WAMP (Windows version of the local stack) just let me know in the comments.