Setting up PHP when publishing locally [solved]

I have a rather large site, with hundreds of pages, full of MP3s, JPGs, and video.

In January I will be giving a presentation at a conference on my reproach that is collected on this site (on bandleader Stan Kenton).

I would like be able to have my entire site running from my laptop, as I cannot count on dependable internet service during the presentation.

I am changing links to be relative, and taking other such steps.

My problem now is that when I publish to my laptop, the PHP doesn’t run; I just see the code in the browser. I imagine I need to add some app to take care of that issue. But an internet search was telling me how to set up a serve at home for external use, not locally published and views sites.

Any suggestions are most appreciated.

Terry Vosbein

You need MAMP (just the free version will do what you want)



MAMP is a free, local server environment that can be installed under macOS and Windows with just a few clicks. MAMP provides them with all the tools they need to run WordPress on their desktop PC for testing or development purposes, for example. It doesn’t matter if you prefer Apache or Nginx or if you want to work with PHP , Python , Perl or Ruby .


Thanks MAMP did the trick!

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