AMPPS
AMPPS
3.8

5.0

AMPPS free download for Mac

AMPPS

3.8
18 October 2017

Auto-install stack with Apache, Mysql, PHP, Perl, Python.

Overview

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 more-than-330 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.

What's new in AMPPS

Version 3.8:
New Features:
  • Added Apps section, user can now add, remove and update Apps like Apache, MySQL, PHP directly from Softaculous Enduser Panel.
  • Added option to close AMPPS directly i.e. without any prompt for confirmation. This option can be enabled from AMPPS Panel -> Options -> Settings-> Do not prompt for message while closing Ampps.
  • User can now open Configuration files in default editor instead of notepad. This option can be enabled from AMPPS Panel -> Options -> Settings -> Open Configuration file in default editor.
  • Apache will restart automatically after adding Domain.
  • All new versions of Apache, MySQL, PHP, MongoDB are added.
  • Ioncube Loader added for PHP 7.1.
  • Fixed minor bugs in AMPPS.

16 AMPPS Reviews

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Jazzyguy
21 February 2014

Most helpful

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
WordWeaver
17 September 2015
Does AMPPS have an easy-to-use GUI interface like Mamp Pro where the user can quickly set up multiple virtual hosts, quickly set the various ports, quickly set the folder path to each virtual host, etc.? Or does AMPPS require fiddling with a multitude of config files, manually messing with the hosts file, etc.? Also, I run a well-established four-year-old WP blog with hundreds of pages of blog entries with one of my virtual hosts running Mamp Pro. Would it be easy to transfer the blog to a AMPPS setup without losing any of the data? Also, doe AMPPS use its own Apache, mySQL and PHP installations, or is AMPPS simply a GUI wrapper for OS X's built-in Apache, mySQL and PHP installations? Is AMPPS currently fully compatible with the El Capitan Golden Master? Clear answers to these questions is key in determining whether or not I should even consider a switch from Mamp Pro to AMPPS. Thanks in advance to anyone who may respond.
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Version 3.2
1 answer(s)
TwisterMc
TwisterMc
06 January 2017
Yes, there is an interface for setting up virtual hosts and the folder path. Not sure about ports.
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SMcCandlish
22 June 2015
Crashes on startup in OS X 10.10.3 for me, with: Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread Exception Type: EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP) Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000 Dyld Error Message: Symbol not found: _EVP_idea_cbc Referenced from: /usr/local/lib/libssl.0.9.8.dylib Expected in: /usr/lib/libcrypto.0.9.8.dylib Thread 0 Crashed:: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread [...]
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Version 2.5
stafmans
02 November 2014
I really can't understand why AMPPS get so few downloads compared to MAMP PRO. Till last year I used MAMP which is free. Then I bought MAMP PRO via MacUpdate but found out it was unusable unless I constantly work with an adminaccount. I asked for support but never got any reaction. Then out of frustration I quit using MAMP, looked for a replacement and started using AMPPS. AMPPS is a delight, with a good forum and very active and helpfull support. IMHO AMPPS should be the default choice for a localhost development app and certainly all who uses MAMP and MAMP PRO should switch to it. Best of all: it's free!
Like (2)
Version 2.5
Max-G
15 August 2014
I installed v.2.1 to prepare my WordPress site. All fine. But as soon as I wanted to update AMPPS to a higher version, now 2.4, one sees this is a free program with no good support. I Googled, read the forum etc., but is is impossible to get 2.4 running without loosing your files. I made complete backups, replaced maps and files thousands of times. Like for example this page says: http://www.softaculous.com/board/index.php?tid=5123 Nothing works though. There's no proper manual. On the forum you are in all kinds of highly technical stuff in no time once you want something simple as updating your software. I'm completely f*cked up by the lack of good information and normal procedures. Horrible software unless you're a developer. Bye AMPPS.
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Version 2.4
1 answer(s)
anonymous-deer-2515
anonymous-deer-2515
21 September 2014
Backup the WordPress installation ...
--> http://ampps.com/wiki/How_to_Backup_an_Installation

... then, after the update, clear and import the the WordPress installation.
--> http://ampps.com/wiki/How_to_Import_an_Installation
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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
21 February 2014
This app beats MAMP PRO in every way. I love it and it is Free as in BEER!
Like (3)
Version 2.3
1 answer(s)
macpayne
macpayne
06 April 2014
+1 even mamp pro 3
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macpayne
14 February 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.
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Version 2.2
Max-G
28 November 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
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Version 2.1
royaljerry
10 November 2013
Perfect. So far.
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Version 2.1
Macsweep
14 September 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.
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Version 2.0
1 answer(s)
anonymous-deer-2515
anonymous-deer-2515
24 September 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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Free

5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
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