How to run MySQL in Docker?

By | November 15, 2020

Getting MySQL up and running in Docker is very easy and fast but there are a few subtle things to note. Firstly there are 2 apparent options. docker run mysql or docker run mysql/mysql-server These handful of words are deceptively simple but you really need to understand what is happening under the covers. docker run… Read More »

Docker pull mysql v mysql/mysql

By | November 15, 2020

Have you ever read articles where sometimes you see the docker command docker pull mysql/mysql-server and sometimes docker pull mysql and thought to yourself what is the difference? You can find out the difference by going to Docker Hub at: v Firstly, mysql is labeled the “official image” with over 1 billion downloads.… Read More »

Installing MySQL on OSX

By | November 10, 2020

There are 2 main ways to install mySQL on OSX. Using Homebrew or a .dmg installer from MySQL. Here I’ll go over the MySQL installer because you get a neat panel to start and stop the database. MySQL installer Head over to and download the latest community version and then run through the install… Read More »

How to configure Apache to run PHP on OSX

By | November 8, 2020

Navigate to: /etc/apache2/httpd.conf and search for php. You should see: #LoadModule php7_module libexec/apache2/ Remove the # which is uncommenting that line. Save the file and then restart Apache with the command: sudo apachectl restart As a quick test, if you place a small php file in your web server directory (/Library/WebServer/Documents/) you should be able… Read More »

Apache 101 on OSX

By | November 8, 2020

Did you know that you have the Apache web server already installed on your Mac? To test, run this command: seans-MacBook-Pro:~ sean$ apachectl -v Server version: Apache/2.4.33 (Unix) Server built: Jan 18 2020 09:52:26 seans-MacBook-Pro:~ sean$ Great. So you have proved that you have Apache. Now what? Let’s practise starting and stopping it. To start… Read More »

Category: OSX

Can’t find High Sierra in Apple Store

By | October 27, 2020

If you are searching for OSX how to install High Sierra and you can’t find it in the apple store, it is because it is not there. It has been removed. You’ll have to visit this link: which is referenced from Apple support at: in order to download it and then install it.… Read More »

Category: OSX

How to install MySQL on mac

By | August 7, 2020

To install and start MySQL on a mac, run these commands: brew install mysql mysql.server start Useful commands to start and log in. mysql.server stop mysql –version or mysql -V brew info mysql mysql -uroot //to log in. (No password needed). Useful commands within MySQL: show databases; create database <NAME_HERE> mysql -u username -p new_database… Read More »

Category: OSX

How to install Vagrant on MacOS

By | August 2, 2020

brew cask install vagrant It is pretty straight forward. Then to install virtualbox, just run: brew cask install virtualbox Create a vagrant folder and then run the init command: mkdir vagrant/ubuntu cd vagrant/ubuntu vagrant init ubuntu/xenial64 The ubuntu/xenial64 option is basically pointing to the vagrant “box” or the OS hosted at What happens is… Read More »