Although MacOS X comes with built-in Linux, PHP, Apache and MySQL, the easiest way to install LabCollector is to use MAMP (My Apache – MySQL – PHP), a product from appsolute GmbH.
It is a simple alternative which will save you time in a similar way to our Windows Installer.
To use MAMP web server, you need to deactivate MacOS web sharing feature. Do this from the System Preferences window.
MAMP can be installed in two steps. 1) Download via the link below if needed and 2) place it in the Applications folder (The folder is in the top level of the startup disk).
Download and use our MAMP distribution that comes with the latest LabCollector. Please download our installation pack: LabCollector_MAMP.zip on LabCollector, log in to access the download page.
MAMP makes it possible to control web server (Apache server) and database server (MySQL server) access.
When starting MAMP, you get a simple console to START/STOP the web server. It also helps you control some settings.
In preferences, make sure that port values are 80 for Apache port and 3306 for MySQL port.
You can, however, use alternative ports if you already use Port 80 for other web applications.
The available PHP versions depend on the installed version of MAMP.
Click on the web server tab to select where your html/PHP files and images are stored. This directory is called Document Root. The default Document Root in MAMP is:
Find your computer IP through Preferences System > Network.
Complete installation form with default parameters for MySQL:
The installation is done. You can navigate in LabCollector on http://[computer_IP]/ or by using the Open WebStart page button on MAMP.
Our MAMP distribution comes preconfigured. However, depending on the processor of your computer, the IonCube loader helper may not be compatible.
LabCollector is protected by IonCube encryption. Running LabCollector requires the correct loader for your system. We provide most common loaders, but you may need to get one if you have a specific system configuration. Just download it for free from http://www.ioncube.com.