AMPPS
AMPPS 2.3
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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
What's New
Version 2.3:
  • Includes:
    • Softaculous 4.4.3
    • Apache 2.4.7
    • PHP 5.5.9, PHP 5.4.25 and 5.3.28
    • PERL 5.14.1
    • Python 2.7.2 with mod_wsgi 3.4 module
    • MySQL 5.6.15
    • phpMyAdmin 4.1.7
    • SQLite Manager 1.2.4
    • MongoDB 2.4.9(Only 64-bit)
    • RockMongo 1.1.5
    • Pure-FTPd Server 1.0.35
  • Added a new theme "Modern" which is very flexible and can blend with the user's taste.
  • The new theme "Modern" loads 2X faster.
  • Naming Convention changed: Softaculous AMPPS is now Softaculous. This is to avoid confusion and to deliver faster Softaculous updates.
  • Softaculous will now generate stronger random passwords for database users created during script installation.
  • Scripts in the Softaculous Enduser panel will now be sorted category wise as per the script ratings.
  • Improved the script packaging API to support more scripts.
  • Added an option to Enable/Disable generating strong MySQL Database user password (Enabled by default).
  • Added an option for sorting domains alphabetically under the "Choose Domain" dropdown on the script install form. This setting can be changed from Softaculous Enduser panel -> Edit Settings page.
  • Softaculous will now use the PHP MySQLi extension if available else MySQL will be used.
  • Bug Fix : While Cloning an installation, Softaculous was unable to replace the database settings in the config file of the cloned installation if the file was not writeable. This is fixed now.
  • Bug Fix : The Backup download in Softaculous Enduser panel will now contain the Softaculous backup info file as well.
  • Bug Fix: SQLiteManager will work on PHP 5.5 now.
  • Bug Fix: Ampps.app will have a correct version.
  • Bug Fix: PHP 5.5 was not working when GD extension was loaded. This is now fixed.
Version 2.3:
  • Includes:
    • Softaculous 4.4.3
    • Apache 2.4.7
    • PHP 5.5.9, PHP 5.4.25 and 5.3.28
    • PERL 5.14.1
    • Python 2.7.2 with mod_wsgi 3.4 module
    • MySQL 5.6.15
    • phpMyAdmin 4.1.7
    • SQLite Manager 1.2.4
    • MongoDB 2.4.9(Only 64-bit)
    • RockMongo 1.1.5
    • Pure-FTPd Server more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.2 or later



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AMPPS User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Jazzyguy reviewed on 21 Feb 2014
This app beats MAMP PRO in every way. I love it and it is Free as in BEER!
[Version 2.3]

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macpayne replied on 05 Apr 2014
+1 even mamp pro 3
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macpayne reviewed on 13 Feb 2014
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.
[Version 2.2]


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Max_G commented on 28 Nov 2013
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:
http://www.ampps.com/download

Otherwise, patch version 2.1 yourself, and read some more info here:
http://www.softaculous.com/board/index.php?tid=4639
[Version 2.1]


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royaljerry commented on 10 Nov 2013
Perfect. So far.
[Version 2.1]


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Macsweep reviewed on 13 Sep 2013
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.
[Version 2.0]

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--marc replied on 24 Sep 2013
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.
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--marc reviewed on 23 Jul 2013
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.
[Version 2.0]


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Macwitty reviewed on 25 Apr 2013
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.
[Version 2.0]


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Martin J commented on 10 Sep 2012
Would be nice to get a connection with PostgreSQL too.
[Version 1.9]

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Markus Winter replied on 01 Feb 2013
I second that. PostgreSQL should be included.
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Thajeztah replied on 19 Apr 2013
+1 PostgreSQL (at least the client libraries for PHP) should be included
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--marc replied on 23 Jul 2013
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.
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CPa reviewed on 11 Feb 2012
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.
[Version 1.5]

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Paul_paris replied on 13 Jul 2012
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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WordWeaver commented on 25 Jan 2012
I purchased MAMP PRO some time ago and am quite pleased with its performance. It is quite stable and easy to use, even for an Apache and mySQL novice like myself. I currently run six different domains with it, and very rarely have had a problem with it. I know that my domains are always up and running, and I never have to worry about it.

I would be very interesting in reading comments from folks here who have used BOTH this app -- AMPPS -- and MAMP PRO. How do they compare? Which one is more powerful, stable, expandable, easy to add new domains to, easy to upgrade, etc.? Thanks so much!

For the record, I don't really anticipate switching from MAMP PRO unless it becomes outrageously expensive at some point in the future, but I am interested in other opinions.
[Version 1.5]


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Jack75 rated on 03 Feb 2012

[Version 1.5]



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M-Rick rated on 03 Feb 2012

[Version 1.5]



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Cornelius.a.h rated on 16 Jan 2012

[Version 1.4]


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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 production is smooth and seamless. AMPPS with Softaculous connects you to a world of popular and free Open-Source Web applications, including Joomla!, WordPress, Magento, Dolphin, and more. Simply select your favourite script, and it handles the downloading and installation of your new Web site.


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