First Steps

After successful installation you can launch your local servers. Start MAMP and click on the Start Servers button. In the status display in the upper right corner, the launch status of the servers is displayed.

The web server (Apache) starts by default on port 8888, the database server (MySQL) on port 8889. When calling your web page in a web browser, you must enter the Apache port at the end of the URL, e.g.: http://localhost:8888

A quickstart for installing WordPress is available here.


  • Preferences‚Ķ
    Set your preferences for MAMP. See the Preferences section for more details.

  • Open WebStart page
    Open the start page of your local web server.

  • Start Servers / Stop Servers
    Start or stop the Apache/Nginx and MySQL services of MAMP.