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Location: Whangarei, New Zealand
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Yes, the package for 10.3.8 should work on your system too.

I'm not sure how far you'll get if you want to avoid doing any command line stuff with mySQL... Chances are you'll have to if you want to install a web-based GUI for it like PHPmyAdmin. You could download a normal application for interfacing with the mySQL server I guess (I think there are a couple out there, check versiontracker).

However, if all you want to do is set up a CMS for your clients, it's probably better to install it directly onto your webserver and not bother installing it on your local machine - that'll just be a hassle. Assuming you have something like CPanel to administrate your server, there should be an option to create databases, add users, and grant users permissions to certain databases, all from a web based control panel. Then all that's usually needed is for you to upload the CMS script to your webserver and start the installation (most large PHP applications will provide you with an automated install script).

To make PHP work, you'll need to name all your files with the .php extension. To make sure whether it's working or not, just create a plain text file with the only contents as:

Code:
<?
   phpinfo();
?>
And save it as something like "phpinfo.php" in your /Library/WebServer/Documents folder. Then navigate to "http://localhost/phpinfo.php" and if you get a page of interesting information then PHP is working. If not, then it's not turned on.

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