MAMP PRO free download for Mac


03 September 2019

Create a local server environment for Web development and more.


MAMP PRO is the commercial, professional grade version of the classic local server environment for OS X: MAMP. Designed for professional Web developers and programmers, MAMP Pro allows easy installation and administration of their development environment under OS X.

As a professional Web or WordPress developer you have to test your programs in detail. In addition, you need a highly configurable developing environment with all the components also used by most ISPs: Apache, MySQL and PHP in the latest stable versions. No matter whether you want to test your latest AJAX creation, or realize a new page with webEdition: MAMP Pro supports you during the tests of your developments. You can set up any number of servers to carry out tests without danger for your live system. Besides, the local name resolution is performed by MAMP Pro. To simulate a very authentic environment, the MAMP Pro also switches on the local mail server, so that dispatching mails by PHP scripts is possible.

The freely available standard design "MAMP" is automatically coinstalled with MAMP Pro. Thus all MAMP features are available to you immediately:

  • Apache Web server
  • MySQL database server
  • phpMyAdmin to access the MySQL database
  • PHP as a module for the Web server
  • Company of Web server and database on standard or individual port

What's new in MAMP PRO

Version 5.5:
  • Support for macOS 10.15 (Catalina): Apple has notarized the software, the Gatekeeper of macOS can now detect that MAMP (PRO) does not contain any malicious content
Updated components:
  • PHP 7.1.31, 7.2.21 & 7.3.8

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Overall, I have found MAMPS/MAMPS Pro to be a solid useable package. Thus 4 star's; however ... 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 2.1.4
14 November 2018
Currently MAMP (PRO) 5 only offers to run Apache version 2.2.x and NOT Apache v 2.4+ . In my case that prevents me to work on latest development projects where .htaccess uses directive only available from Apaceh v 2.4 onward. Please check your requiements before you buy MAMP Pro 5. Otherwise would be the best local web dev stack for mac.
Version 5.1
05 September 2018
Switched from MAMP Pro 3.x to Local by Flywheel and now to Valet+ for strictly WordPress development, and so far I'm not complaining. I tried MAMP Pro 4 about a year back, and 5 recently, but Local was, in my usage, more stable and predictable (no mysterious MySQL not running errors) than MAMP Pro, about the same speed, and in fact quite a bit more comfortable to use. While Valet+ obviously has no GUI, it's between 2 and 3 times faster in day-to-day use. I'm very much of a GUI and proper-software-not-shell-gobbledigook type of person, but for me the days of MAMP are over. Three stars because MAMP is somewhat easy to run, and they're actually doing good work – if it was nearly as fast as Valet, I'd be back in a second with 5 stars.
Version 5.1
1 answer(s)
08 May 2019
Coming back to this: at one point Valet stopped working after some update or other. Fixing it was a real pain, involving hours of fiddling with obscure terminal commands and installing libraries and dependencies and whatnots. While Local still is probably the most complete simple-to-use solution for wordpress development, it is not problem-free, and started to feel pretty slow and resources-heavy.

So I switched back to MAMP Pro, and so far am happy about it.
MAMP Pro 5.3 is pretty light and fast, simple to use, and I like where they are going – plans for MAMP Pro 6 sound really good.
(Also, I re-measured, and it actually is almost as fast as Valet+ for most things).
14 June 2018
Very bad support
Version 4.5
30 May 2018
Stable, feature-full and extremely well-documented and easy-to-use interface. Would love to see options to install stacks other than *AMP - e.g., Node - as well as one-click instal of docker-based software distributions (like Discourse, etc.).
Version 4.5
15 February 2018
Easy installation, work as advertised, flawlessly, out-of-the-box. Good, thorough documentation online, and plenty of features to configure to your heart's content. Developer quick and responsive when contacted. Just hope for more easy-instal packages - i.e., beyond Wordpress.
Version 4.4.1
09 February 2018
I have been using MAMP PRO for over a decade now and I am reading a lot of (outdated) negative reviews. Problems with configurations, not working "out of the box". That is just not true, MAMP PRO works just fine, every update worked fine. A lot of whining, but it just works. I find it a bit strange to read comments from developers(?) not being able to fix simple config issues that are an essential part of being a developer. There are some issues with the interface like not sometimes not being able to quit the app properly. But all my 32 vhosts work fine. So if your doubting after reading the negative comments, don't..
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Version 4.4
29 January 2017
MAMP PRO 4 big waist of time and money.

Nicer interface from version 3

- Upgrade (version 3 to 4) does not work out of the box
- Requires lots of configuration to get working properly
- Have never been able to get Nginx to work
- No support - haven't gotten responses to email
- Licensing issues - does not accept license key from Mamp Pro 3, so would not do this as an upgrade. might work if you uninstall version 3 and purchase Mamp Pro 4 full version and not as an upgrade.
- Big footprint - over one gigabyte of disk space for installation

Mamp Pro 3 worked great for years, and I was generally happy with it. As my needs become more advanced, I started using virtual machines to mimic the exact same environment as the production server, so there were no surprises after deployment. Then I was mainly use Mamp for the ability to set something up quickly as a temporary measure to test out a theme or plugin.

Once Mamp Pro 4 was released, I was prompted for an upgrade every time I started Mamp in the usual obtrusive popup, despite checking the box "Skip this upgrade." I finally decided to do the upgrade and didn't think it would hurt anything. To my regret, the upgrade broke all sites I currently had set up. I got permissions (403 forbidden), database errors "Error establishing database connection" and all sort of other problems.

Support for this product is almost nonexistent. I was able to get an email response initially to get the licensing issue partially resolved. But I have not gotten any responses from subsequent emails regarding tech support, and further licensing issues.

I wouldn't waist my time or money with Mamp Pro 4. If you don't want to start using virtual machines (Vargrant with Virtualbox for example), there're numerous other options for full stack tools like Mamp (paid and free) with good support, including Desktop Server, AMPPS, and XAMPP to name a few.
Version 4.1
15 December 2016
Should MacUpdate be listing Mamp Pro 4 ? I believe it was released in August.
Version 3.5.2
10 October 2016
I've used MAMP Pro for years, and it's been an essential tool in my web development toolbox: extremely reliable, configurable, and flexible.

I will deduct half a star, because unlike some of the competition - i.e., Bitnami - a MAMP Pro setup cannot (or at least should not) be deployed directly to a production server - the security settings are tweaked for development, not for production. If MAMP Pro could be deployed and run directly on a Mac Server, Apple would have a lot less macOS Server fans... Appsolute needs to add a preference to 'enable production security settings', and then it would be perfect.
Version 3.5.2
17 September 2015
None of the connections to my locally-hosted domain names work after upgrading to the El Capitan Golden Master. Have any other El Capitan users experienced this, or am I the lone wolf? I am using Mamp Pro 3.4. I have checked and verified all of my Mamp Pro settings, my virtual hosts directory paths, my port numbers, my port forwarding, etc., as well as my hosts file, and everything appears to be as it should, yet I cannot connect to any of my websites. Appsolute has not been able to provide me with any solutions to this problem as of yet. Thanks to anyone who can at least offer evidence that they are experiencing the same thing with El Capitan.
Version 3.3


App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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