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How to Install PHP on a Mac

by adeela hadait Digital Marketing Services

Intermediate students of computer science should have a good idea of the different types of programming languages and their uses. The intermediate final exams are currently all paper-based, so students must learn from the textbook and practice plenty of computer science solved past papers


However, it is a good idea to have practical knowledge of the different types of programming languages and to get some experience using them. Practice of programming languages is particularly useful for intermediate students who are interested in pursuing their undergraduate degree in computer science or computer engineering. 


What is PHP?

PHP, also known as Hypertext Preprocessor, is a popular general language programming language. It uses C and C++ as its implementation language. It is commonly used for web development. Hence, it is a very useful and versatile scripting language that all intermediate students of computer science should learn. 


PHP is used to manage dynamic content, databases, session tracking, and web development, It can be used to build an entire site, although it is often used with other databases such as MySQL, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL server. 


It is compatible for most common operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, Unix, and MAC OS. Hence it affords the flexibility to computer science students to use any operating system that they have. 


How to Install PHP on a Mac

In order to start using PHP, you must install it on your operating system. This is often a confusing process for those with Mac OS. So, whether you are trying to learn the language in your free time or would like to get some practice of programming languages ahead of the final exams, do not worry. Here’s how you can install PHP on a Mac:


You can find complete all-in-one packages by simply searching online. These packages include PHP, Apache, and MySQL in a single installation file. This is a very simple way of installing for beginners, and is relatively hassle-free. You can find all-in-one packages for Mac OS, for example on XAMPP. This way, you can easily install and start using PHP.


Alternately, you can simply download the PHP installer on its own. To do this on a Mac, you must find the installer from php.net. 


However, you can also choose to install it manually. While this may seem more complicated and lengthier for beginners and intermediate students, there are plenty of tutorials that can walk you through the installation process. Moreover, it will help you learn more about the system and its configuration options.



Once you have installed PHP on your Mac successfully, you can start experimenting with it and learning how it works. You can use your knowledge from the computer science syllabus as well as the myriad beginner tutorials available online to learn more about how to use it. Eventually, you should get a grasp of the language and start programming and developing sites in no time!


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