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Setting up Sendy on Mac OS localhost

edited September 14 in Troubleshooting

I followed the Get Started guide but am getting a 500 Error when loading the sendy home page via
http://localhost/sendy

here is my config file:

<?php
//----------------------------------------------------------------------------------//
// COMPULSORY SETTINGS
//----------------------------------------------------------------------------------//

/*  Set the URL to your Sendy installation (without the trailing slash) */
define('APP_PATH', 'http://localhost/sendy');

/*  MySQL database connection credentials (please place values between the apostrophes) */
$dbHost = 'localhost'; //MySQL Hostname
$dbUser = 'sendy'; //MySQL Username
$dbPass = 'sendy'; //MySQL Password
$dbName = 'sendy'; //MySQL Database Name


//----------------------------------------------------------------------------------//  
//                                OPTIONAL SETTINGS
//----------------------------------------------------------------------------------//  

/* 
    Change the database character set to something that supports the language you'll
    be using. Example, set this to utf16 if you use Chinese or Vietnamese characters
*/
$charset = 'utf8';

/*  Set this if you use a non standard MySQL port.  */
$dbPort = 3306; 

/*  Domain of cookie (99.99% chance you don't need to edit this at all)  */
define('COOKIE_DOMAIN', '');

//----------------------------------------------------------------------------------//

Comments

  • Hi,

    To use Sendy on localhost with your existing Sendy licensed domain:

    Create an A record in your DNS (eg. localhost.bigbrainanswers.com) and point it to your local IPv4 address. Here's how to find your local IPv4 address:

    Once done, you can access an address like http://localhost.bigbrainanswers.com and it will load Sendy from your local computer.

    Lastly, please do not use Sendy on localhost to send production emails. If you install Sendy on your local computer, it is offline, hence trackable links, unsubscribe and web version links will not be accessible, leading to broken links. 

    Thanks.

    Best regards,
    Ben

  • Okay, thanks!

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