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

      • 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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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      Zend Server is the #1 professional PHP stack. It is the most complete PHP distribution with a continuously updated set of advanced value-add features designed to optimize productivity, performance, scalability and reliability.
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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

      SSL certificate expired.

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    1. Pressmatic is a robust local WordPress manager for Mac. All sites are isolated in individual Docker containers.

      Discontinued

      Pressmatic is now Local by Flywheel , it was acquired.



      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      MNPP: Mac + Nginx + Percona + PHP. Install a world-class PHP development environment on your Mac. Unleash the speed of the webserver everybody is talking about, Nginx.

      Discontinued

      Domain expired/sold, Github updated 4 years ago

    2. BAMP is a small macOS utility to manage your local server based on Apache + MongoDB + PHP using the Homebrew toolkit.
    3. Theme Juice is a powerful Mac app that creates local WordPress sites with just a click.
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    4. A *AMP stack specifically tailored for Drupal. Affords the ability to create new sites with a few clicks, and can streamline maintenance of Drupal development environments.
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    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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