MAMP

Version: 2.1.1 || Release Date: 2012-07-20 || License: Freeware Developer: appsolute GmbH | App Owner: appsolute

Macintosh, Apache, MySQL and PHP.

The abbreviation "MAMP" stands for: Macintosh, Apache, Mysql and PHP. With just a few mouse-clicks, you can install Apache, PHP and MySQL for Mac OS X!

MAMP installs a local server environment in a matter of seconds on your Mac OS X computer, be it PowerBook or iMac. Like similar packages from the Windows- and Linux-world, MAMP comes free of charge.

MAMP is installed in the typical Mac fashion: very easily. MAMP will not compromise any existing Apache installation already running with your OS X. You can install Apache, PHP and MySQL without starting a script or having to change any configuration files!

Furthermore, if MAMP is no longer needed, it is sufficient to delete the MAMP folder and everything returns to its original status (i.e. MAMP does not modify any of the "normal" OS X).

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I need MAMP to develope and test dynamic Web contents.

Well, I do not wanna talk badly about MAMP, but regarding the notion, that this should come preinstalled with MacOS X: it almost is. MacOS contains the Apache server with the php extension (you just have to activate it). The only thing you need to install is MySQL, which can be downloaded for free and comes with an installer.

Therefore I think there is a place for MAMP, but it is not the perfect tool for serious web development. Especially, as I think every web developer should know his tools.

Nevertheless I like tools such as MAMP, as they help newcomers to get started without understanding the all the dependencies.

A wonderful stack to download. Easy one button install and an even easier one button press to start the Web server. Configuration is easy as well.

Makes developing with PHP easy and previewing work gives as close to a client level view as possible.

I use MAMP to redesign themes for customers WordPress installations. Fix the looks of the theme on your own computer before deploying them are really worth a lot.
Thanks to the people in Karlsruhe http://www.living-e.de/

This is a real gift. Prior to finding MAMP I had considered setting up all of the various parts to run a test localhost, this is just drag and drop simplicity.

There are a couple of caveats, the databases are stored in the central MAMP folder so you have to copy or move these before upgrading - or lose everything, as daft-me did. And the file permissions have to be just so, somehow I managed to mess them up on the last upgrade, that and something else I managed to do, meant I had to re-download.

MAMP really should come as standard with Mac OS X, many thanks to living-e.

seems the download link has changed to http://mamp.info/en/download.html

Really nice to test and work on websites before publishing. Really easy to use.

I use it for development on my local machine. Very quick to setup and get running.

Do you use MAMP in a production environment or just for private tests or local developments?