MAMP is a completely free, local server environment which can be installed and ran with just a few clicks.
One of the best features of this software is that it comes with several different PHP versions and 2 most popular servers (Apache and Nginx) which you can select in a few seconds.
MAMP Main Features
An easy-to-use local testing server is one of the most important tools for any developer out there. Allowing you to make changes to development sites and applications easily without having to transfer files anywhere and reduces the risk of errors on a live server.
Here are some of the main features of MAMP:
- Easily install and set up PHP development server,
- Supports Windows and Mac OS systems,
- Choose between multiple PHP and MySQL versions in one click,
- Switch between Apache and/or Nginx servers,
- phpMyAdmin is supported from the start
Even though it allows you to select different environments, the free MAMP version does not support installing several virtual environments at the time.
It allows you even to preinstall a quite nice collection of the most popular PHP-based platforms, such as WordPress, Magento or Drupal.
- User Interface - 8/108/10
- Functionality - 9/109/10
- Speed - 9/109/10
MAMP allows you to set up different dev environments with a click of a button. Allowing you to choose Apache or Nginx servers and different PHP/MySQL versions as well.