It is a stack for Mac OS X which consists of Apache, MySQL and PHP. AMPPS is a MAMP stack which you can install on your Mac OS X. Apache is the web server, MySQL is the database and PHP is server side scripting language. This MAMP Stack ships with PHP, PERL and Python server side scripting language, PERL and Python runs on the CGI and mod_wsgi respectively on the Web server. Along with MySQL, AMPPS also provides the developers to work with MongoDB Database. To manage the databases and tables, phpMyAdmin for MySQL and RockMongo for MongoDB are provided.


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  • Compatible OS: Mac OS X 10.6.2+
  • Space: Capacity of minimum 1.5GB Hard Disk space.
  • Memory: 1GB RAM

Installing MAMP

  • Step 1:
    Download the MAMP stack from here: Download the one under MAMP OS X section.
  • *Note:Download Package is big, so it takes a while to complete.
  • Step 2:
    Open AMPPS-*.*.dmg to mount the Disc Image.

  • Step 3:
    You can see the AMPPS and the Symlink of Applications directory, to install AMPPS Application simply Drag the AMPPS folder to Applications folder. This should start copying the files.

  • Step 4:
    Run the file /Applications/AMPPS/ to start the Application.
  • *Note:First Run of the AMPPS might take little time as it is setting up environment for you.
  • Step 5:
    Click on Start Button below both Apache and MySQL to start the Servers.

MAMP Usage

  1. Default MySQL root password is "mysql".
  2. To access localhost, visit url http://localhost. DocumentRoot is /Applications/Ampps/www folder.
  3. To access AMPPS Enduser Panel, visit url http://localhost/ampps
  4. To access AMPPS Admin Panel, visit url, http://localhost/ampps-admin
  5. To access phpMyAdmin, visit url http://localhost/phpmyadmin
  6. To access SQLiteManager, visit url http://localhost/sqlite
  7. You can "Restore Default Configuration" files of Apache, PHP & MySQL from their respective Tabs in AMPPS Control Center.
    Note: Your previous configuration will be lost.
  8. You can change MySQL root password, visit url http://localhost/ampps/index.php?act=mysqlsettings.
  9. You can secure AMPPS Enduser/Admin Panel, visit url http://localhost/ampps/index.php?act=secure.
  10. Enable/Disable Python Environment (Right click on System Tray Icon of AMPPS Control Center -> Configuration -> AMPPS -> Python Environment)

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