Monday, May 7, 2007

MAMP and MAMP Pro 1.6 released! - Apache, PHP, MySQL Package for Mac

living-e AG released a new version of their Mac OS X Apache bundle on April 27th.
This release marks only the second release of the MAMP Pro bundle, and the first with both MAMP and MAMP pro combined.

The MAMP is a free, open source utility that enables Mac OS X users to install Apache server, MySQL, PHP, eAccelerator and PHPMyAdmin with ease. Mac OS X users can download the MAMP, and with just a few clicks, install the software bundle in a folder, making it easier than ever (in typical Mac fashion) for users to host applications on their local server with MAMP, or remote server using MAMP Pro. The process takes about a minute to complete.

  • Mac OS X 10.4 or higher (Universal binary)
MAMP 1.6 is designed to run on the following operating systems:
  • Mac OS X 10.4 PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.4 Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.5 PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.5 Intel

Earlier versions of Mac OS X can still download older versions of MAMP from the Sourceforge file releases.

The new version carries some new upgrades including: Apache 2.0.59, PHP 5.2.1 (and PHP4), MySQL 5.0.37, support now for
the new XCache from lighttpd as an alternative to eAccelerator, which is still included in the default MAMP package, and APC support.

MAMP Pro is ideal for running on a OS X based server, as upgrading is simply drag-and-drop into the applications folder.
Since the databases are contained in the /Library/Application\ Support/MAMP\ Pro/db/ directory. And the preferences within MAMP Pro allow you to choose a localhost directory outside of the default /htdocs/ location within the MAMP package, making upgrades only seconds long.

You can download the latest distribution of MAMP from the official website: or from Sourceforge

I’ll post some tutorials and tips for setting up the httpd.conf and php.ini configuration files for both localhost testing of your PHP applications, and secure use on a remote server later.


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