I covered Mac OS X web hosting before when I wrote about installing MediaWiki on Mac OS X, but in that tutorial, I used XAMPP, a preconfigured Server Bundle, instead of the existing Apache installation that all Mac OS X installations have by default. At the time, I was somewhat unaware of all the software that comes with Mac OS X. As a courtesy to fellow newbie Mac-based developers (like myself), I have included a list of bundled server software.
The full path to executables can be ascertained with the
which command (e.g.
PHP is disabled by default, but relatively easy to enable.
MySQL 5 (Mac OS X Server Edition Only)
MySQL 5 comes bundled with Mac OS X Server, but the Apple Developer website explains how to install MySQL on Mac OS X for the rest of us.