Updating PHP manually on Apple Mac OSX systems
Disclaimer: before attempting to update the PHP version of your website we would highly recommend that you make a full backup of it, just in case anything goes wrong.
PHP can be installed onto OSX in one of various ways as outlined below:
If you are already using the Homebrew package manager
Assuming you have Homebrew
intalled, just follow this link
to get up and running.
Install a bundled web server with PHP and database server included
like bundled software solutions exist to get users up and running with a simulated web server without having to go through various separate installation routines.
One of the most common is MAMP
, which installs Apache, Nginx, PHP and MySQL.
Install PHP manually
An example of how to do this can be found here
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Article last updated: 21st January, 2021