It is times like these that people often look for an alternative approach, and luckily there is one, and it is relatively straight-forward to setup.
In this blog post, we will walk you through setting up and configuring Apache 2.4 and multiple PHP versions.
It really doesn't hurt to just run all these commands in order - even if it's a fresh installation: Now that we have a working web server, we will want to do is make some configuration changes so it works better as a local development server.
There are plenty of options for setting up your development environments, including the ever-popular MAMP Pro that provides a nice UI on top of Apache, PHP and My SQL.
However, there are times when MAMP Pro has slow downs, or out of date versions, or is simply behaving badly due to its restrictive system of configuration templates and non-standard builds.
In the second blog post in this two-post series, we will cover My SQL, Apache virtual hosts, APC caching, and Xdebug installation.
It will instruct you if you need to correct anything.