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 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).

    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 about 2 years ago

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      ezpat XAMPP is a bundle, white Apache HTTP Server is being bundled.
      Negative comment 8 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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    2. 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 almost 5 years ago

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      Requires different licenses for different platforms.
      Negative comment almost 5 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 over 1 year ago

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      • 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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      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.
      Positive comment almost 4 years 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.


    3. 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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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Stop debugging local environments and spend more time launching WordPress sites. SPEED AND SIMPLICITY Flywheel is fast and functional, so we brought those features to the slickest local WordPress development application in the world.
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    4. Fenix is a desktop web server for developers. A simple and visual static web server with collaboration features.
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    5. Lando is a free, open source, cross-platform, local development environment and DevOps tool built on Docker container technology and developed by Tandem.
    6. Abyss Web Server is a compact web server available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and FreeBSD operating systems.
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