MAMP Reviews


Negative Review by escoles
about MAMP and XAMPP Sep 2012

Support is via forum only. Documentation can be very poor, particularly around product upgrades (one expects more from commercial packages). Due to their poor documentation, I lost several years of development databases when porting from an old to a new computer (they don't accurately document the location of the database files).

Other sloppiness: dialog options for domain resolution don't do what you expect them to; the main hosts file is modified every time you set up a dev web (didn't used to work that way) -- worse, when you make changes, old hosts entries are not purged.

Just really sloppy lately. I originally used MAMP some years back because it was a little more buttoned-down than the MAMP stacks available at the time, but at this point in time you would do better with one of the cross-platform open-source offerings, like XAMPP (just to name one I'm familiar with).