Hi! Today we’re going to talk a little about MAMP. This is an application pack that allows you to set up a web server. Indeed, it includes Apache, MySQL, and PHP installed and configured by default. Additionally, it is possible to use Nginx as a server. In addition to using various forms of web acceleration such as APC and eAccelerator. On the other hand, this local server environment was oriented to Mac systems. However, a Windows version is also provided. On the other hand, perhaps the most interesting thing is that its installation is independent. That is, it does not interfere with any other local web server you may have installed. Consequently, you can use it together with Xampp or Lamp for example. So today we’ll see how to install and configure MAMP in Windows 10.
How to download and install MAMP in Windows 10
This local server environment offers a free version and a paid PRO version. The paid version allows you to separate the projects you have worked on, as well as display settings such as Joomla, Drupal, or WordPress. However, the free version is complete enough to mount the local web server. Well, to download it please go to the download section of the website. Once there, select the version for Windows which at this moment is 4.2.0. After the download is complete, please start installing it as any Windows program.
From now on you should only look at a couple of aspects of the installation. In the first place, the wizard offers two additional features. These elements are not indispensable for the operation of MAMP. So I personally recommend not to install it for the time being. Please don’t check both boxes.
The other aspect that you should take care of is to locate the environment installation folder at the root of the hard disk.
After a few moments, the installation will be complete.
Launching and configuring MAMP.
After the installation is completed, it is time to launch the server for the first time. Please remember to authorize access through the Windows Firewall. Then start the app from the shortcut or the start menu. You’ll immediately see the MAMP command center. It is configured to start the servers at the time of launching the application. In effect, you can see a green light indicating that the servers are running successfully.
After starting the services, you can check the installation by clicking on the Open WebStart page. Or alternatively you can access the following address in your browser: http://localhost/MAMP
You can manage MySQL by clicking on phpMyAdmin
It is also possible to set up a Virtual Guest. To do this just click on My Website. The sample website will be displayed immediately.
Setting up basic aspects of MAMP
MAMP has a basic but very complete configuration center. It is possible to customize aspects such as the type of server to use. Or the location of the projects.
You can also set the assigned port for each of the services.
You can also switch between the versions of PHP installed.
Finally, we have seen how to install and configure MAMP in Windows 10 This local web server environment is very light and easy to install. It is also an alternative to other popular services such as Xampp and Lamp. Besides, its installation does not interfere with any local server previously installed. I hope it will be useful for your future web projects. See you later!