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WebStart Light is the easiest way to host a local website on your Mac.It features a complete Apache 2 server, with PHP 5.3, and MySQL 5.1. It also include PHPMyAdmin, so you can easily manage your databases.

What's New

Version 1.0.1:
  • Fixed a bug with PHPMyAdmin for users coming from MAMP.


Mac OS X 10.6 or later

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--marc Member IconComment+35

FYI: developer is no longer maintaining WebStart or WebStart Light

"Important notice - 06 April 2013 All eosgarden activities have been closed forever ... still available for download, but are no longer maintained."
--> http://www.eosgarden.com/en/freeware/webstart-light/overview/
--> http://www.eosgarden.com/en/products/webstart/overview/

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Version 1.0.1
JemAs Member IconReview+2

Nice alternative to MAMP or AMPPS. Works as advertised and no issues with the software what-so-ever. Great App.

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Version 1.0.1
Anung Member IconReview+11

it's nice to see another alternative to xampp and mamp, but this initial version:

- Apache works.
- MySQL didn't work (error code 13 - cannot write/create bla bla bla)
- After sometimes cannot stop apache or mysql, just give reportcrash.
- I dont see a way to remove this thing from my computer. Apparently I must manually remove /usr/local/webstart-light and /library/webstart folders.

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Version 1.0
Eosgarden (Developer)

Version 1.0.1 fixes the MySQL bug.


Tried 1.0.1 on my Mac and Apache won't start or it dies instantly.


[Thu Mar 10 11:50:01 2011] [alert] (EAI 8)nodename nor servname provided, or not known: mod_unique_id: unable to find IPv4 address of "mac7"
Configuration Failed

I definitely have an IP...

Eosgarden (Developer)

Udually, thoese error means you already have an apache running. It can be either MAMP, XAMP, or simply the Web sharing in the system preferences...


No MAMP, XAMP or Web Sharing...

Eosgarden (Developer)

Can you tell me what's in your /etc/hosts file?

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Downloads 1,621
Version Downloads 1,167
Type Internet / Servers
License Free
Date 10 Mar 2011
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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