What is MAMP?
MAMP is a local web server that you can run on your MAC (or windows) machine. It’s free for the basic version, although there is a PRO option too. I use it to test wordpress software on a local development environment. You can install MAMP on a MAC in a few easy steps. Having a local environment greatly speeds up testing any code that you write.
You can download and install MAMP from https://www.mamp.info/en/
Choose the MAC version from the downloads page.
The download will begin
Once downloaded, click on the installer to open it and begin the installation process.
Simply click on Continue
MAMP installs into your Applications directory. If you already installed MAMP and are upgrading the version then the installer will automatically copy over your existing data to the new version of MAMP
Accept the license agreement in order to install the software
You can choose which drive (if applicable) you want to install MAMP to.
MAMP is now ready to install. You will need to enter the password for the admin user that is installing the software in order to continue with the installation.
If all goes well you will get a success message following the installation.
You will find a folder called MAMP in your applications folder (you can ignore the MAMP Pro folder that was also created)
Within this folder you will find the MAMP application itself. This is what you use to launch MAMP when you want to run your local development server.
If you will be using MAMP a lot you can drag the icon to your Dock for easy access.
See the MAMP tutorial for the basics of launching MAMP and navigating around in it.
Now that MAMP is installed, you need to configure it for running your development environment.