Archive for category 'PHP'


Make MAMP Start MySQL When It Doesn’t Want To

I am using MAMP for local PHP development. It’s alright. It has a tendency to not want to cooperate sometimes. Like this morning. I loaded up MAMP and Apache started just fine but MySQL didn’t want to do anything. If you are getting an error similar to “Error: Could not connect to MySQL server!”, rather … Continue reading


403 Forbidden using MAMP

I have been playing with Codeigniter a lot lately. I was in the middle of working on something when MAMP gave me a 403 error. The error was “403 Forbidden You don’t have permission to access / on this server” Navigating to any folder would give me the 403 error as well, even http://localhost:8888/MAMP/?language=English. This … Continue reading