PHP 5 is a module that should be installed on a Mac OS X to maximize its possibilities. Apple's operating system includes an Apache server so that the user can use it without any problem. Nevertheless, to make the most of its web service, PHP libraries are practically essential.
One of the advantages of Apache that is included in Mac OS X is that it's totally optimized for the system and that it is in universal binary (works in Intel and PPC) thus its compatibility and stability are guaranteed, and if we add all the good things of this PHP 5 package, the combination is unbeatable.
Compatibility with MySQL and PostgreSQL databases, GD image creation libraries, cURL to manage various communication protocols and mcrypt to encrypt data are only some of the modules that are included in the package.
Furthermore, the installation of this pack has nothing to do with the complications that may appear if everything is done manually, on many occasions it's necessary to use the command line and perform specific configuration tasks, something that we can avoid thanks to PHP 5.
Use the Apache server that is included on your Mac computer with PHP 5, a new library module to increase its options. Download PHP 5 free on your computer
The PHP Group
Over a year ago