Open Source XAMPP Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to XAMPP for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Apache HTTP Server, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to XAMPP and many of them is available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to XAMPP are MAMP (Freemium), Devilbox (Free, Open Source), AMPPS (Free) and Vagrant (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 2, 2021

    1. Apache, is a web server notable for playing a key role in the initial growth of the World Wide Web and in 2009 became the first web server to surpass the 100 million web site milestone.
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      Apache HTTP Server vs XAMPP opinions
      Some users think Apache HTTP Server is a great alternative to XAMPP, some don't.
      Xampp contains apache, it's a bundle of software and apache is one of them. Other software like xampp do pretty much the same thing, bundle for specific software
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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      ezpat XAMPP is a bundle, white Apache HTTP Server is being bundled.
      Negative comment 5 months ago

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      alexprange You can implement and configure it yourself instead of using a containerized version like XAMPP
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Docker
      The devilbox is a highly-configurable, Docker based alternative to XAMPP.
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      Devilbox vs XAMPP opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Devilbox is a great alternative to XAMPP.
      The stack is unbelievable. Comes with all the tools (or at least most) for development in one box
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • VirtualBox
      • VMware Workstation
      • VMware Fusion
      • FreeBSD
      Create and manage virtualized development environments. Vagrant is a tool for building complete development environments.
    2. BitNami Stacks make it incredibly easy to deploy your favorite open source software. BitNami Stacks include an open source application and all of the other software necessary to run it, such as Apache, MySQL, PHP or Ruby.
      BitNami Application Stacks vs XAMPP opinions
      This alternative is disputed. BitNami Application Stacks is still a legitimate alternative to XAMPP, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Bitnami installs "stacks" not Apache, MySQL and PHP. Stacks are a form of Web software.
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

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      It's an application with AMP, but specifically installed for fast local development on this app.
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

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    3. Fenix is a desktop web server for developers. A simple and visual static web server with collaboration features.
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    4. Lando is a free, open source, cross-platform, local development environment and DevOps tool built on Docker container technology and developed by Tandem.
      • 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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    5. BAMP is a small macOS utility to manage your local server based on Apache + MongoDB + PHP using the Homebrew toolkit.
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