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Installing SilverStripe /

Getting SilverStripe up and running on your computer and on your web server.

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Apple Macintosh install and operational issues

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Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

12 July 2009 at 4:53pm

Well since you have /silverstripe/silverstripe-v.2.3.2/ then your path to dev/build would be http://localhost:80/silverstripe/SilverStripe-v2.3.2/dev/build


Community Member, 6 Posts

13 July 2009 at 9:31am

OK, I got it finally, here's the syntax that worked


where silverstripe folder is inside /users/jungle/sites/htdocs/

thanks all for your help.

Wired Ink

Community Member, 5 Posts

21 February 2012 at 9:32am

I am using MAMP and the syntax that worked for me is:



Community Member, 6 Posts

3 March 2012 at 7:08pm


When installing Silverstrip, I got the following:

"magic_quotes_gpc is set to '1' in php.ini. This should be turned off, as it can cause issues with cookies. More specifically, unserializing data stored in cookies."

How do I turn them off?

Can anyone help me with this?


Tim Snadden

Community Member, 32 Posts

4 March 2012 at 8:33am

In your document root create a file called phpinfo.php and add the following:

<?php phpinfo() ?>

Browse to this page and look for Configuration File (php.ini) Path. This is the file you want to edit. Modify the magic_quotes_gpc value and restart your server.


Community Member, 6 Posts

4 March 2012 at 1:55pm

Thank you,

..But I'm a newbie in all this. For example, how do i create document root file with <?php phpinfo() ?> ?

and how can i open the php.ini file? My computer does nothing when i double click on it.


Tim Snadden

Community Member, 32 Posts

5 March 2012 at 8:08am

I'm going to recommend that you use a package like MAMP ( to get a local server up and running. This is going to be more straightforward and should just work out of the box.

If a file isn't opening in your desired editor you can right click on it and select 'open with...'. To fix this issue permanently select the file and hit command (apple key) + i, select 'open with', and select 'change all'.

You may be better off starting with some introductory php tutorials rather than jumping straight into silverstripe.


Community Member, 116 Posts

5 March 2012 at 11:11am

Agree with Tim, MAMP is the best choice for developing SilverStripe/PHP on Mac. Using your own AMP (Apache, MySQL, Php) configuration is a headache unless you know what you're doing.

Additional to his comment on php tutorials, here is a nice free one: - click "Start learning PHP now"

Once MAMP is installed, you need to edit the php configuration in MAMP. This is either located at /Applications/MAMP/conf/php5.2/php.ini or /Applications/MAMP/conf/php5.3/php.ini then search the file for "magic_quotes_gpc" and set it to 0