Hi all, Very new to using MAMP and not too hot with running diagnostics or using terminal (though i know some basics). My problem is i think in setting up MAMP, MySQL workbench and Netbeans to work together... the actual issue is when i click on 'run project' in Netbeans, it opens safari and says that it can't connect to localhost:8888. i am trying to run an .html page. I ran 'sudo apachectl -t' through terminal as mentioned in another forum and it said 'syntax ok'. Not sure how relevant this is. Using Mac OS X 10.6.8. I had some issues setting up a new server instance in MySQL workbench- I'm still not sure that my settings are right though the paths check out: path URL/admin tool: /Applications/MySQLWorkbench.app Path to start command: /Applications/MAMP/bin/startMysql.sh Path to stop command: /Applications/MAMP/bin/stopMysql.sh Oh, also thought it was weird that my basic MySQL server properties (netbeans>services>databases>properties) defines the port i'm using as 3306. Though my MAMP port as defined on the starter page that opens in my browser on opening MAMP is 8889. And Safari is telling me it cant connect to localhost:8888. Why are all these different and should they be the same? The new server instance that i created in MySQL workbench was created on 3306. Well, thats all the info i can think to provide. Any advice appreciated or links to a good MAMP configuration tutorial perhaps (I have been following a WAMP config tutorial, but it is different. Some of the paths and file names are different to mine and even some of the steps are different. Can't find anything online that explains what i need to know) Thank you, really appreciate any responses to be able to finally preview my site! P.S. My apologies- this is a repost from the 'macbook pro' thread as i started the thread in the wrong place first time around, and couldn't simply move it.