Once you have downloaded and installed MAMP you’ll want to figure out how to use it. Here’s a basic MAMP tutorial cheatsheet to get you started.
Launch the application
MAMP will be located in your Applications folder. Look for the icon in Applications/MAMP
Start the Web Server
When you run MAMP you will see this screen.
Click on Start Servers to run the web server
Starting the servers in MAMP will automatically open the Web Start page at http://localhost:8888/MAMP/?language=English (unless you have disabled it)
This WebStart page has many useful links including to My Website at http://localhost:8888/
Right now the web server isn’t showing anything very interesting at http://localhost:8888/
We’ll want to change that, but first a quick look at navigating through MAMP…
In the Webstart Page you can also find the phpAdmin tool for accessing your MySQL database at http://localhost:8888/MAMP/phpmyadmin.php?lang=en
Back in the MAMP application screen you can see that the web server is running (and also stop it)
You can access the MAMP Preferences from the usual MAC menu options
From the General options tab you can disable the WebStart page from opening when the server is started
These are the basic things you might need when starting out with MAMP.