After deploying MAMP Pro and their configuration we need to update or replace Mac’s standard PHP to make things work like you would expect on CLI and on web.
Strangely those things works very differently.

Download MAMP Pro.

Replace Mac’s default PHP

After you download the copy of MAMP.
Head to the latest PHP version in MAMP and replace with Mac’s.

My PHP directory currently is on:

and copy all files them to:

sudo cp /Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php5.5.14/bin/* /usr/bin

link MAMP Pro's generated php.ini file to /etc/

sudo ln -nsf /Library/Application Support/appsolute/MAMP PRO/conf/php.ini /etc/php.ini

You might restart your Mac.

When you check which ini file PHP is using: php --ini
You’ll see:
Loaded Configuration File: /Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php5.5.14/conf/php.ini

So something after copying the PHP directory, the PHP check different path for php.ini instead the path of Mac’s which is:

Make sure in the future don’t delete MAMP or something will fail?

Install needed files


  • XCode
  • NodeJS
  • NodeJS: bower, gulp, less, uglify-js
  • MacPorts
  • Redis + PHPRedis
  • Oracle JDK 7 + Neo4J

Download XCode from Apple App Store
Run and close XCode

Install NodeJS and their developer stuff

Download NodeJS and install
Install NodeJS developer stuff globally

sudo npm install -g bower gulp less uglify-js

Install MacPorts

Download MacPorts and choose correct OSX version, for me it's Mavericks
Let's update MacPorts just incase. Go here for more info.

Update MacPorts

sudo port selfupdate
sudo port upgrade outdated

Install Redis

sudo port install redis

To start Redis server use: redis-server.

To use Redis CLI use: redis-cli

Install PHP Redis

sudo port install php55-redis

Set MAMP your Default PHP to the latest version. Currently it is: 5.5.14.
You see major is 5, minor is 5. Make sure you install correct PHP Redis version which is php55-redis.
If you want to use different minor version other than 5.5, then you'll need replace Mac's Default PHP too, just by copy over them.

My current PHP Redis location for MAMP

Install Oracle JDK 7 + Neo4J

Before installing Neo4J you’ll need to install Java (Oracle JDK 7), Apple's Java 6 will fail.

Download Neo4J Community Edition or head to this page

Setting up MAMP's php.ini for PHP Redis

First copy to MAMP Pro's PHP extension directory
cp /opt/local/lib/php55/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20121212/ /Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php5.5.14/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20121212/

Let's edit php.ini template file in MAMP Pro app. MAMP Pro tend to regenerate php.ini file when you restart the server through that app.

location of the file is:
~/Library/Application Support/appsolute/MAMP PRO/templates/php5.5.14.ini.temp

Open up MAMP Pro, go to the menu
File > Edit Template > PHP > PHP 5.5.14 php.ini
to edit the file and add:


Time to deploy

Head to your Apache httpdocs directory where you want to deploy your files.

I'm using Apache VHOSTS module and got things configured, so my directory deployment is:

/ var/www/vhosts/
  / httpdocs -> phind/web
  / phind
  / neo4j-community-1.9.6

And create a mac bash script or run this

git clone
cd phind

# uses composer.phar somewhere in your $PATH
composer update
# installs from package.json
npm install
# global install
sudo npm install -g bower less uglify-js
# install from bower.json
bower install

# gems
sudo gem install sass compass zen-grids

MAMP default MySQL user and password is: root:root

You'll need security.yml from the developers and put them to

You'll need starapple_2014-09-02.sql database data to import in your local MySQL starapple database

Edit AppKernel.php

Edit phind/app/AppKernel.php

 //new Bc\Bundle\BootstrapBundle\BcBootstrapBundle(),
new Braincrafted\Bundle\BootstrapBundle\BraincraftedBootstrapBundle(),

When you're still on phind directory init with this command


Check the web how it looks now. Mine is this.

Sometimes you see a styleless page. Use gulp css to compile.

app/console doctrine:migrations:migrate
git rm app/DoctrineMigrations/*

app/console doctrine:cache:clear-metadata
app/console doctrine:cache:clear-metadata --env=prod
app/console doctrine:migrations:diff
app/console doctrine:migrations:migrate
rm app/DoctrineMigrations/*
git checkout app/DoctrineMigrations/*
git checkout app/DoctrineMigrations
git status

# return to root

Configuring Neo4J

You'll need from the developers.

Go the directory where you want to deploy, mine is:

/ var/www/vhosts/

Download and extract file

curl -OL
tar -xzf neo4j-community-1.9.6-unix.tar.gz

Replace the content in with the directory:

Go to neo4j bin directory and start a file

./neo4j start

Check your browser http://localhost:7474/