XAMPP Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to XAMPP for Mac if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Mac alternative is Small Apache HTTP Server iconApache HTTP Server, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked 47 alternatives to XAMPP and 18 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to XAMPP are Small MAMP iconMAMP (Freemium), Small Devilbox iconDevilbox (Free, Open Source), Small AMPPS iconAMPPS (Free) and Small BitNami Application Stacks iconBitNami Application Stacks (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jan 15, 2021

    • 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...
      Some users think this is a great alternative to XAMPP, some doesn't.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Gu
      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
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      Negative comment • more than a year ago 5 users agree and 1 doesn't

      al
      You can implement and configure it yourself instead of using a containerized version like XAMPP
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago 1 users agree and 3 don't

    • MAMP installs a local server environment in a matter of seconds on your computer. It comes free of charge, and is easily installed.
      Most users think this is a great alternative to XAMPP.
      • Freemium
      • Mac
      • Windows
      Gu
      Simple and complete package, ease of use.
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago 4 users agree and 3 don't

      Gu
      Requires different licenses for different platforms.
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      Negative comment • more than a year ago 2 users agree and 3 don't



    • The devilbox is a highly-configurable, Docker based alternative to XAMPP
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to XAMPP.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Docker
      Gu
      The stack is unbelievable. Comes with all the tools (or at least most) for development in one box
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      Positive comment • 7 months ago 1 users agree

    • 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.
      Most users think this is a great alternative to XAMPP.
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      • Free
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      tedcurran527372
      I love the user-friendly tools AMPPS gives you to install and configure a variety of open source tools on your desktop. Simple "wizards" walk you through the process of setting up Wordpress and others, while suggesting free themes to install. Very smooth.
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago 4 users agree

    • BitNami Stacks make it incredibly easy to deploy your favorite open source software.
      This alternative is disputed. It's still a legitimate alternative, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      Gu
      Bitnami installs "stacks" not Apache, MySQL and PHP. Stacks are a form of Web software.
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      Negative comment • more than a year ago 10 users agree and 5 don't

      Gu
      It's an application with AMP, but specifically installed for fast local development on this app.
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      Negative comment • more than a year ago 6 users agree and 4 don't

    • Abyss Web Server is a compact web server available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and FreeBSD operating systems.
      • Freemium
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
    • Fenix is a desktop web server for developers. A simple and visual static web server with collaboration features.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
    • Lando is a free, open source, cross-platform, local development environment and DevOps tool built on Docker container technology and developed by Tandem.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • 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.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • MariaDB
      • Apache HTTP Server
      • PHP
      • Homebrew
    • 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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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux