This section contains notes and hints specific to installing
PHP on Mac OS X. There are two slightly different versions of
Mac OS X, Client and Server, our manual deals with installing
PHP on both systems. Note that PHP is not available for MacOS
9 and earlier versions.
There are a few pre-packaged and pre-compiled versions of PHP for
Mac OS X. This can help in setting up a standard
configuration, but if you need to have a different set of features
(such as a secure server, or a different database driver), you may
need to build PHP and/or your web server yourself. If you are unfamiliar
with building and compiling your own software, it's worth
checking whether somebody has already built a packaged
version of PHP with the features you need.
The following resources offer easy to install packages and
precompiled binaries for PHP on Mac OS: