MAMP, XAMPP - Alternatives

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by 618537, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. 618537 Guest

    Sep 21, 2011
    Does anyone know of any packages like MAMP and XAMPP which are being actively maintained? Both of the aforementioned are a bit outdated now on their software releases.

    I was running a dev environment within a Windows VMWare VM but I'm experiencing lock ups due to a lack of RAM on occasions (maxing out to 8GB).

    If I can run something on OS X directly that'd be ideal - read some criticism over using the inbuilt PHP, etc though. Recommendations?
  2. aarond12 macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX USA
    You can install the separate parts of MAMP... well... separately.

    Install the latest version of MySQL. Latest PHP. Latest Apache.

    There is no reason you have to use a all-in-one package.
  3. 8.33 macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2011
    Virtual Box is really good for virtualisation and it lets you run virtualboxheadless so that you don't have to run a gui - this coupled with Ubuntu server (or other of your choice) has worked well for me.
  4. 618537 thread starter Guest

    Sep 21, 2011
    Have spent a little while compiling a MacPorts Apache/PHP/MySQL environment.

    Used as a guide.

    Only points to note which differ or caused issues for me:

    1) Where create_tables.sql is mentioned the directory is now /examples/ and not /scripts/
    2) Machine hostname should be in /etc/hosts (pointing to
  5. Negritude macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2011

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