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 are 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).
MAMP installs a local server environment in a matter of seconds on your computer. It comes free of charge, and is easily installed. MAMP will not compromise any existing Apache installation already running on your system.
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MAMP vs XAMPP opinions
Most users think MAMP is a great alternative to XAMPP.
Simple and complete package, ease of use.
Positive comment • about 5 years ago
Requires different licenses for different platforms.
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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AMPPS vs XAMPP opinions
Most users think AMPPS is a great alternative to XAMPP.
tedcurran 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.
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 • almost 7 years ago
It's an application with AMP, but specifically installed for fast local development on this app.
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