MAMP

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MAMP stands for Macintosh Apache MySQL PHP

MAMP installs a local server environment in a matter of seconds on your Mac OS X computer, be it MacBook or iMac. Like similar packages from the Windows- and Linux-world, MAMP comes free of charge.

MAMP can be downloaded from http://www.mamp.info/

MAMP can be used to keep a local copy of TNG on a Macintosh computer running Mac OS X in a similar way that WAMPServer and XAMPP can be used on a Windows computer.

There is now also a Windows version of MAMP available.

There are two versions of MAMP (MAMP and MAMP PRO) that get installed at the same time. The PRO version is not needed to run TNG locally on your computer.

Tutorials

  • How to install MAMP on a Mac - A guide on how to install the MAMP application on a Mac, so that you can run websites locally on your Mac.
  • How to install MAMP on a PC - A guide on how to install the Windows version of the MAMP application on a PC, so that you can run websites locally on your Windows PC.
  • How to install TNG on your Mac using MAMP - Now that you have MAMP installed, you can install TNG locally on your Mac or PC. This tutorial is from the perspective of a Mac user but the process is similar for a Windows user.
  • How to download a copy of your website to your Mac and run it locally using MAMP - If you want to try out a few changes to your TNG site without affecting the 'live' site on the Internet...or you just want a copy of your site locally on your Mac or PC. This tutorial is from the perspective of a Mac user but the process is similar for a Windows user.
  • How to update TNG running on your Mac - If you are running a local copy of TNG on your Mac using MAMP, it's not as simple as just dragging updates onto the TNG folder. This guide will show you how to do it.
  • Copying your local TNG website from your Mac or PC to your web hosting provider for the first time - If you want to work on your website locally to your Mac or PC and then upload the entire site to your hosting provider, this will show you how to move everything on to the Internet for the first time. This tutorial is from the perspective of a Mac user who is using MAMP, but the process is similar for a Windows user and people using other software to run a local version of TNG on their computer.
  • Trouble-shooting MAMP-to-web-hosting - This article discusses some of the issues that may arise after you have moved your local copy of your TNG site to a web-hosting company and how to fix them.