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XAMPP 1.8.3-4
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XAMPP for Mac OS X is the simplest, most practical and most complete webserver solution for Mac OS X. The distribution includes an Apache 2 Web server, integrated with the latest builds of MySQL, PHP (both 4 and 5) and Perl. It comes as a Mac OS X Installer package which contains all the necessary files and requires no dependencies.

If you are an experienced Web developer or a Mac enthusiast who needs to run a webserver, create dynamic webpages or use databases, this is your lucky day!
What's New
Version 1.8.3-4:
  • Updated OpenSSL to 1.0.1g
  • Updated Apache to 2.4.9
  • Updated PHP to 5.4.27
  • phpMyAdmin 4.1.12
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6 or later



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Greg Raven commented on 14 Apr 2009
While MAMP Pro on the surface seems easier to use, it hasn't been updated in almost a year, and support for it seems to have ceased for all intents and purposes. From what I can tell, to set up virtual hosts in XAMPP you have to edit httpd.conf to allow virtual hosts, and then edit the virtual hosts file in the extra folder. This is more difficult that simply adding a line to your hosts file, which MAMP Pro recognizes, but it is also the new standard for managing virtual hosts. It's also nice that XAMPP has the more recent versions of Apache, MySQL, PHP, etc. Last but not least, XAMPP is free, where you have to pay for MAMP Pro.
[Version 1.0.1]

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Gaoshan replied on 14 Apr 2009
MAMP is free and plays a role similar to xampp. The primary difference is that MAMP is Mac specific while xampp is not.

MAMP Pro is a commercial product that offers enhancements to MAMP but it is not a contemporary of xampp. For comparison purposes you need to stick to MAMP (the free version) and xampp.
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Myschizobuddy replied on 05 Mar 2010
MAMP doesn't support php 5.3. Xampp does
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Pedrotaquelim tipped on 05 Mar 2009
If you have OS X 10.4 on a PPC don't download Xampp 1.0 (it doesnit work), instead got to the developers website and download version 0.7.4.
[Version 1.0]


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Doug S. commented on 20 Oct 2008
1. The UI is unclear. There's no specific indication as to whether or not everything is enabled beyond the text.

2. No support for web files placed in another location besides the site folder. MAMP Pro allows for this.
[Version 0.7.4]


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Tom Marvolo Riddle commented on 08 Oct 2007
forget XAMPP and get MAMP!
XAMPP is good for windows or linux, but MAMP on the Mac is an even better solution
[Version 0.7]

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Gaoshan replied on 24 Dec 2007
Why is that? I use MAMP myself but that is because xampp didn't work on non-intel Macs. Now I am on a MacBook and can use either one so I'm curious as to why you think MAMP is better than xampp? Is it just more "Mac" feeling or does it have more up-to-date components or what?
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Tom Marvolo Riddle replied on 25 Dec 2007
it is just much more user friendly than xampp and a few more features
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bob_tm replied on 12 Feb 2008
Can you say a bit more about what things set the two packages apart? For those of us who have not spent time on both, it would be helpful. It could also help the developers improve the package.
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klagreca replied on 22 Jul 2008
To me it looks like XAMPP has more recently updated versions of server apps versus MAMP. And, XAMPP has more options. For example, support for SSL built it.

Both get the job done though.

K
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Doug S. replied on 29 Sep 2008
So far I have to agree. Mostly because of MAMP Pro, which is a nice, easy UI tacked onto MAMP. That's not free but it's worth it for the ease of use and such.

Though, if XAMPP added some front-end app I'd switch if only to give it a test run.

That and some screen-shots to see what the UI is like.
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hced replied on 20 Oct 2008
I don't quite understand what you mean, saying XAMPP doesn't have a gui frontend. (Disclaimer, I'm not a hardcore coding engineer, so I might be totally out in the blue, though, but:) As far as I understand it, the XAMPP Control Panel is just that, a gui frontend to all the XAMPP gooness.

Also, to the best of my knowledge, it seems like XAMPP is updated more frequently and contains more recent components.
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hced replied on 20 Oct 2008
Edit: funny thing, a misleading typo manages to slink into my previous comment ("gooness"). No pun intended.
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Gaoshan replied on 22 Dec 2008
I see I commented a year ago ago on this. I have used both XAMPP and MAMP extensivly since then and can say, without hesitation, that MAMP is the way to go. I use XAMPP on my windows machine (which is pretty much only used for testing and a version control app) but am not especially fond of it even there. MAMP is easier to use, has a much cleaner and simpler interface and is simply easier to deal with on the whole.
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klagreca had trouble on 29 Apr 2009
I cannot get PROFTPD to work for the life of me. And no documentation doesn't help.
[Version 1.0.1]



shede34329 rated on 26 Nov 2013

[Version 1.8.3-0]



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Hamid914 rated on 23 Mar 2013

[Version 1.8.1-beta1]


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XAMPP for Mac OS X is the simplest, most practical and most complete webserver solution for Mac OS X. The distribution includes an Apache 2 Web server, integrated with the latest builds of MySQL, PHP (both 4 and 5) and Perl. It comes as a Mac OS X Installer package which contains all the necessary files and requires no dependencies.

If you are an experienced Web developer or a Mac enthusiast who needs to run a webserver, create dynamic webpages or use databases, this is your lucky day!


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