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Install MySQL 5.7 on macOS High Sierra

Install MySQL 5.7 on macOS High Sierra

In the past, we maintained a script for automating the installation of MySQL on macOS. Over the years, it has become difficult to ensure that the script works on all of the versions of macOS still in use, and support from MySQL for macOS is slow. As a result, we now...
Install MySQL 5.7 on macOS Sierra

Install MySQL 5.7 on macOS Sierra

If you’re installing MySQL on macOS High Sierra, we have an updated article here. In the past, we maintained a script for automating the installation of MySQL on macOS. Over the years, it has become difficult to ensure that the script works on all of the...
VPN and Firewall Lockdown in El Capitan Server

VPN and Firewall Lockdown in El Capitan Server

OS X 10.11 El Capitan with Server.app version 5 includes built-in GUI firewall controls once again. They are located under ‘access’ in Server.app. Our VPN configuration script plus the new firewall controls can help lockdown access to a remote Mac mini in...
Install WordPress on OS X Yosemite in one minute.

Install WordPress on OS X Yosemite in one minute.

A few years ago, we wrote a script that allowed users to install WordPress in one minute. Due to popular demand, we have updated the script to work on OS X Yosemite. As long as the MySQL installation is performed ahead of time, this script will perform 95% of the...
Install MySQL on OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

Install MySQL on OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

A few years ago we started writing scripts that help install MySQL on OS X. In OS X 10.6 and prior, MySQL was included with the “Server” version of the OS. With the move to Server.app, Apple removed MySQL. Which coincidentally is not long after Oracle...
VPN and Firewall Lockdown in Yosemite Server.

VPN and Firewall Lockdown in Yosemite Server.

Longtime OS X Server users were in for a shock years ago when OS X Lion Server ditched Server Admin for Server.app. One of the main features missing was any sort of firewall controls. OS X had switched from ipfw to pf and simply did not have any GUI firewall controls....
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