MAMP Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to MAMP for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is XAMPP, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to MAMP and 16 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to MAMP are AMPPS (Free), Devilbox (Free, Open Source), Lando (Free, Open Source) and Fenix Web Server (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 15, 2021

    1. XAMPP is a completely free, easy to install Apache distribution containing MariaDB, PHP, and Perl. The XAMPP open source package has been set up to be incredibly easy to install and to use. XAMPP is free even for commercial uses
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      Almost everyone thinks XAMPP is a great alternative to MAMP.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      AMPPS is an easy to install software stack of Apache, Mysql, PHP, Perl, Python and Softaculous auto-installer that can be used on Desktops and office servers.
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      Most users think AMPPS is a great alternative to MAMP.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Docker
      The devilbox is a highly-configurable, Docker based alternative to XAMPP.
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    2. Lando is a free, open source, cross-platform, local development environment and DevOps tool built on Docker container technology and developed by Tandem.
    3. Fenix is a desktop web server for developers. A simple and visual static web server with collaboration features.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • MariaDB
      • Apache HTTP Server
      • PHP
      • Homebrew
      Clamp is a Command Line Apache MySQL PHP for Mac OS X made for local development. It aims at being ultra simple to use and configure. Uses system's Apache and PHP, and MariaDB using homebrew. System-wide configuration remains unchanged.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      ddev is an open source tool that makes it simple to get local PHP development environments up and running in minutes. It's powerful and flexible as a result of its per-project environment configurations, which can be extended, version controlled, and shared.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Faster local development for Drupal, WordPress, and beyond. Kalabox is the easiest way to develop websites and get them live. Get rid of the drudgery and have more fun! Kalabox is now discontinued. The successor is Lando.

      Discontinued

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    4. BAMP is a small macOS utility to manage your local server based on Apache + MongoDB + PHP using the Homebrew toolkit.
    5. DockerStacks is a laradock GUI build on top of docker, electron.js, node-pty, xterm.js and the awesome laradock Why a GUI?
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