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:
- Open terminal and type
A new window will open.
- 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):
- Hit ESC: Then type:wq and hit enter to save
- In terminal type
- Check by typing which php in terminal.
Yup, it’s that easy. You can then verify by typing
WHICH PHP on terminal.