I've done a lot of Googling and read redhead's thread on the matter, but I'm kind of stuck.

Apache is running and I've turned PHP on, but I'm not sure how to get MySQL and phpMyAdmin (or equivalent) running. I've also encountered the same problem as redhead with access being denied to sub-folders, but he didn't say how he fixed it.

I know Geoffrey is going to tell me to install everything from source , but I just want an easy way to get everything running and manage it. I'm happy to obliviously type things into Terminal, but don't expect me to understand any of it

Thanks,
Ollie