Wednesday 28 April 2010 4:06:57 pm
The combined availability of the iPad, OS X Server, and eZ Publish presents unique opportunities for delivering a great content experience throughout enterprises of all sizes. Apple OS X is a unix styled Operating System. While not as widely used or renowned as others, it provides undeniable advantages for installation and deployment simplicity, as well as controlled cost.
While iTunes, iPhone, and iPad make the headlines, the server systems powering the billions of downloads of multimedia and binary content have risen to meet the challenge in relative silence. Silence is a good thing in the server world, where "being noticed" means a problem has occurred.
Apple provides excellent documentation and tools to allow practically anyone to set up and configure OS X Server for Web services. MySQL and PHP are not enabled in a default configuration. The purpose of this document is to describe how to enable MySQL and PHP, then install eZ Publish in the simplest possible way.
While the Server version is not strictly required, and there are other options like the MAMP project, this document specifically focuses on how to deploy eZ Publish on the Snow Leopard Server Version of OS X.