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AMPPS is an easy to install software stack of Apache, MySQL, PHP, Perl, Python, and Softaculous auto-installer that can be used on Desktops and office servers. AMPPS enables you to focus more on using applications rather than maintaining them. With AMPPS you can create a website by installing any of the 280+ Apps, customizing it, and then simply publishing it on the Internet via a wide choice of hosting service providers.

Using AMPPS with Softaculous on your desktop, you get the same powerful database engine, and environment that your Web site uses on the internet. This ensures that your transition from development to more...

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Version 2.4:

Updated Contents:

  • Softaculous 4.4.8
  • Apache 2.4.9
  • PHP 5.5.12, PHP 5.4.28 and 5.3.28
  • PERL 5.14.1
  • Python 2.7.2 with mod_wsgi 3.4 module
  • MySQL 5.6.17
  • phpMyAdmin 4.2.0
  • SQLite Manager 1.2.4
  • MongoDB 2.6.0
  • RockMongo 1.1.5
  • Pure-FTPd Server 1.0.36
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This app beats MAMP PRO in every way. I love it and it is Free as in BEER!

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Version 2.3
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--marc Member IconComment+35

AMPPS 2.4 is out.
--> http://www.softaculous.com/board/index.php?tid=5402&title=Ampps_2.4

Would note that AMPPS Support has already provided an answer for two issues that some users have reported.
1. PHP Scripts/phpMyAdmin do not work.
2. AMPPS Home i.e http://localhost/ampps gives a blank page.

--> http://www.softaculous.com/board/index.php?tid=5404&tpg=2&title=Can%27t_access_AMPPS_Home#p19708

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Version 2.3
Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3659

This app beats MAMP PRO in every way. I love it and it is Free as in BEER!

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Version 2.3

+1 even mamp pro 3

macpayne Member IconReview+18

MAMP Pro Killer! I've switched to AMPPS today. It way better than MAMP (even the Pro version).
You can setup virtual host easily, it comes with software stack auto-installer, easy to manage open source installations such as wordpress, joomla, drupal etc, good for working with multiple dev environments, and the important thing, that MAMP doesnt have, (even for their MAMP Pro users) is .. support.

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Version 2.2
Max_G Member IconComment+71

Maverick-users, before AMMPS drives you crazy for not being able to start it; Download version 2.2 (a patched version of 2.1) here:

Otherwise, patch version 2.1 yourself, and read some more info here:

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Version 2.1
royaljerry Member IconComment+2

Perfect. So far.

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Version 2.1
Macsweep Member IconReview+66

AMPPS worked for me the first two times I used it.

• On the third use PHP refused to run.

• User must have a continuous ongoing internet connection otherwise AMPPS refuses to work as a webserver! On the other hand Apple's built-in webserver, does work while offline. I was hoping to be able to use some of AMPPS advanced features while disconnected from the web and still be able to edit/test my websites before uploading to my host.

• Another thing I disliked about AMPPS, the application has a presence in the Dock, Menubar and a window, none of which the user can dismiss.

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Version 2.0

The Apple webserver is convenient for what is does. If the Apple web server is on, then the Apple service may conflict with AMPPS/PHP running.

AMPPS can be started as a web service without the dock, menubar, etc ...

... today, there is user information in the softaculous forum to " Start APACHE and MYSQL on mac os x boot". Go to Index > AMPPS > Suggestions > Start APACHE and MYSQL on mac ...

--> http://www.softaculous.com/board/index.php?tid=3277&title=Start_APACHE_and_MYSQL_on_mac_os_x_boot_without_admin_password

... sometime in the future, the Softaculous AMPPS team has indicated that the "Run as a service" will be in the product for OS X.

I know that today, this is not convenient; however, you might find that participating the Softaculous forum will (1) get you more answers today, and (2) help the next AMPPS release to be more of what you are asking for.

Cras hodie natus est ex.

--marc Member IconReview+35

I switched from using MAMPS Pro for several years to AMPPS for the following reasons:

1) AMPPS has been easier to teach to my kids than MAMPS

2) In my view, MAMPS has some pieces related to the user configuration which are "more closed, less transparent" than AMPPS. AMPPS directly provides the raw config files. MAMPS layers a closed source GUI on various config files.

3) AMPPS directory structure is more like our live server directory structure than MAMPS.

4) AMPPS more convenient to use. In particular, the basic CPanel and Softaculous are particularly helpful in working with installing and maintaining open source web apps such as WordPress.

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Version 2.0
Macwitty Member IconReview+7

Have used MAMP earlier but have to say that AMPPS is easier and best of all it comes with a very helpful support. A support who could suggest god solutions for things a wanted to do but was not included.

A quick and easy way to install a couple of different services to find out whats the best for me for this work.

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Version 2.0
Martin J Member IconComment+17
Martin J

Would be nice to get a connection with PostgreSQL too.

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Version 1.9
Markus Winter

I second that. PostgreSQL should be included.


+1 PostgreSQL (at least the client libraries for PHP) should be included


Regarding AMPPS connection to PostgreSQL, after you have installed PostgreSQL, ...

Double check the AMPPS application -> PHP tab -> Change PHP Version setting.

Go to AMPPS application -> PHP tab -> PHP Extension. Check "pgsql.so" For PHP Data Objects (PDO), also check "pdo_pgsql.so". Click Apply.

You may also wish to review the various PostgreSQL settings in AMPPS application -> PHP tab -> Configuration.

Restart Apache.

CPa Member IconReview+3

Installé ce matin.
Sympathique solution.
A minima pour découvrir plus de 250 applications web en quelques clicks (très joli classement).
La gestion des domaines n'est pas pratique (possiblité de créer un domaine, mais pas de corriger, et pas de serveurs virtuels facilement paramétrables).
A voir sur le long terme. MAMP est compliqué à mettre à jour. Espérons ici que la démarche soit plus simple.

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Version 1.5

Je ne vois pas en quoi MAMP est compliqué à mettre à jour.... On lance le .pkg et il remplace le programme tous en laissant la BDD et les fichiers....
AMPPS est plutot pas mal en effet mais reste un gros problème : on peux pas avoir 2 serveur en même temps. Genre tu lance MAMP et tu veux lancer AMPPS, l'interface va te dire que tu es déjà connecté même si MAMP utilise un autre port....

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Version 2.4
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Version 1.5
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Version 1.5
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Version 1.4
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Downloads 6,826
Version Downloads 453
Type Internet / Servers
License Free
Date 18 May 2014
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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