As these things go, it’s super easy to get a LEMP stack up and running on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). Although at that point I guess it’s a MNMP stack, but that’s an even more ridiculous mnemonic.
Starting up and shutting down each individual service, however, is a pain in the butt. Sure, 3 services doesn’t sound like a lot now but wait until your 12th configuration tweak in the course of a few hours. Sure, every tutorial out there has a copy-and-paste-service-script-that-only-needs-a-few-tweaks-to-get-up-and-running-on-your-system. Forget that; I just want to sudo port install nginx mysql-server php-fcgi and rock’n’roll, bitch.
I don’t want these things running all the time, so forget setting them as startup items. And I don’t really have the patience to make or tweak service scripts.