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Looking for XSERVE consultant / remote help

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Feb 14, 2013 6:13 AM

I am a general IT consultant that has been tasked with preparing an XSERVE (OSX server 10.6) web server to run WordPress and some other PHP things with specific requirements. I need to update the PHP version so that it has the mcrypt library, as well as fix MySQL, that appears to be half working.  There is also an existing site that cannot be broken. Then, I need to create a sub-domain for development. Is there anybody that can help me accomplish these tasks.  I atempted to do my self, but immediately broke MySQL-- thankfully I cloned the system and was able to restore.

Xserve, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Strontium90 Level 4 Level 4 (2,895 points)
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    Feb 14, 2013 6:45 AM (in response to MicroSECONDS)

    I would encourage you to look for a local certified partner here:  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.

  • Strontium90 Level 4 Level 4 (2,895 points)
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    Feb 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. 


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