This time I'm going to be a lot more methodical and make sure that Apache and MySQL are working properly — meaning I can run CGI scripts and have a directory dedicated to same — before I start with Movable Type.
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But since I'm being more deliberate this time, I won't move to the next step in the process until everything works with the previous step. That means I need to get CGI working in Apache, then add MySQL, create the database, and then add MovableType. … and in between I'll get the FTP and SSH servers going.