Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2013 6:45 AM (in response to MicroSECONDS)
I would encourage you to look for a local certified partner here: http://consultants.apple.com.consultantlocater.com There is likely a qualified and capable service provider very close to your location that would be glad to help.
If you want to take another stab at this, probably the easiest path is to search for a MAMP package. If you are on 10.6 and using Apple's tools, you are behind on all pieces in MAMP (Mac OS X, Apache, Mysql, and PHP). While this will decouple the services from Apple's tools, you will be able to stay current and customize as needed without the fear of breaking everything.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2013 7:05 AM (in response to Strontium90)
Thanks for the quick response. I've looked into MAMP. Can I just install it, and will it transfer the existing site/MySQL and everything? Or will I have the mess around with everything?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2013 4:39 PM (in response to MicroSECONDS)
You will need to mess around with some of the pieces. The MAMP stack installs along side the Apple embedded versions. You simply stop using the Apple stuff and use the MAMP stack instead. So this means that the DBs will need to be exported (mysqldump) and then imported. Data may need to be shifted to new document root.