XAMPP PHP not running on MAC problem?

Even if you install XAMPP on Mac, the mac still runs the PHP that it already has rather than using the PHP of XAMPP and this could become a big problem if there is a version difference.

Wait, don’t get frustrated, in only 5 steps you can tell your mac to use the XAMPP’s php rather than its own. The steps are as follow:

  1. Open terminal and type  vim ~/.bash_profile
    A new window will open.
  2. Type i to insert words into the editor and copy and paste the following: (the mouse click won’t work so use CMD+C and CMD+V):
    export PATH=/Applications/XAMPP/bin:$PATH
  3. Hit ESC: Then type:wq and hit enter to save
  4. In terminal type source ~/.bash_profile
  5. Check by typing which php in terminal.

Yup, it’s that easy.  You can then verify by typing WHICH PHP on terminal.

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