How to install WordPress on macOS Catalina

Overview I have been creating a Website Development Environment on my Mac, which is currently running macOS Catalina. I have added a MAMP (LAMP when running on Linux) stack to support various website development tools, such as WordPress. A MAMP stack is based on the macOS operating system, the Apache 2 web server, the MySQL … Read more

Configure MySQL on macOS Catalina

Overview This is a followup post to my earlier Configure Apache and PHP-FPM on macOS Catalina post. With the addition of MySQL to my Mac website development environment, I can now install Content Management Systems, such as WordPress that require a database system to function. My original post supports static website development (for example, Grav). … Read more

Create a Send-Only SMTP Server on macOS Using Gmail

Introduction This post describes how I configured Postfix on my Mac to relay outbound email via Google’s SMTP service. Why? I am creating a local website development environment where PHP applications may generate email messages for contact forms or notifications. For example, after installing WordPress, it generates an email message announcing a successful install. However, … Read more

Our New Pair Networks VPS is Online!

I have been silent for sometime with no posts. Actually, I have been busy with trying out various technologies such as Linode and Vultr. Both are great! And I will still use them for short term projects. However, I have decided that Pair Networks is my best choice for hosting and maintaining my main website … Read more

How to use the command line version of SFTP

In this post, I will show you how I use the command line version of SFTP to log into my managed WordPress Linux server. My local machine is a Mac. I am assuming that you have some Mac/Linux command line experience, but please feel free to ask questions if something is not clear. SFTP is … Read more

We are online!

This is a quick post to note that Altoplace is back online! I am using a pair Networks managed hosting account, WP Enthusiast 1. I have been working with it for several weeks now, and I am very happy with the results. I am using the optional Email add-on, which has been working very well. … Read more

Hello world!

Welcome to the brand new Altoplace site! I am rebuilding it from the ground up using my, relatively, new pair Networks WP Enthusiast 1 account.