How to activate FTP server on OSX

So, you’re running a development server on your OSX machine, ey?

No, how do you easily update your WordPress setup? Or install WordPress Plugins? You need FTP connectivity…

First you would check the ‘Sharing’ section in ‘System Preferences’ only to find FTP is not there. So you might think, OSX does not have an FTP server?

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Adding MCRYPT to your OSX based PHP server setup

[UPDATE]: Updated for OSX 10.10 Yosemite [/UPDATE]

In my attempts to run phpMyAdmin on my development Mac I found this tutorial but, alas, it didn’t work. It resulted in numerous errors (like this one: lipo: can’t figure out the architecture type of: /var/folders/v6/nrfc_5hn12g91vzw8vff44m00000gn/T//cchRI7wl.out) and, as you guessed, the mcrypt extension did not work.

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Development WebServer on OSX Lion

So you found yourself in need of a development server (or maybe a regular production server) on your Mac… Well, good for you, because your mac can do it all. I found myself in need of it as well and wanted a stable Apache2/PHP5/MySQL installation with the PHP SVN PECL module installed. (because I want to fool around with our SVN server :) )

I can tell you 4 ways of getting a real, life ‘n kickin’, web server on OSX. Continue reading “Development WebServer on OSX Lion”

How to activate Find-My-Mac – the hard way…

I found myself in a situation where I wanted to upgrade my Macbook Pro to OSX 10.7 Lion, but unable to do so due to a malfunctioning Firewire controller. This defect prevents the installer to boot and therefore, an upgrade was not possible. This also meant I couldn’t have the Recovery HD and the features it enables (like performing maintenance tasks without booting the complete OS). It also prevented me from using Find My Mac. Continue reading “How to activate Find-My-Mac – the hard way…”

Welcome!

Hi there.

This is my first blog-entry, well, it’s a little pathetic, actually, it’s just a simple note to say “Hi there and welcome!”

In the coming days, weeks, months, I will be updating the theme of this blog and eventually let you know the technical issues I have been dealing with in my time as WebDeveloper. Wether it is at all interesting to you, I’ll have to leave that up to you all, so, feel free to comment; any and all remarks are welcome.

Yours,

Remon.