The version of Apache that ships with Apple’s Mac OS X Panther is 1.3.26. I wanted to upgrade to the latest recommended release of Apache, pre 2.0, which is 1.3.33. The following steps will guide you through compiling and installing the upgrade.
If you want to host a website from your Macintosh running Mac OS X and use some form of Content Management System or Personal Publishing platform, such as Drupal, Mambo, WordPress, etc., then you will need a database for those CMS systems to store their content into. Let’s compile and install MySQL 4.1.11 for Mac OS X Panther.