Installation

Installation Requirements

To use the MAMP, your system must meet the following requirements:

  • Operating system: macOS Sierra 10.12 or later
  • A user account that is part of the Admin Group. Go to “System Preferences… > Users & Groups” to confirm this.

New Installation

  1. Download “MAMP & MAMP PRO” from www.mamp.info.
  2. Double click on the file “MAMP_MAMP_PRO_6.x.pkg” in your Downloads folder.
  3. The System Installer will guide you through the installation process.

This installer installs the folder “MAMP” and the application “MAMP PRO” in the “Applications” directory. Do not move or rename the folder “MAMP”.


Upgrade from MAMP 5

If the installer detects an existing installation it will preserve the data in “/Applications/MAMP/htdocs” and “/Applications/MAMP/conf/ssl”, copy existing databases to the new installation and rename the old “MAMP” folder.

Confirm that all data has been transferred correctly before starting MAMP. Your “/Applications/MAMP_current_date” folder can now be deleted. You may however keep it, so you can fall back to your original setup.


Upgrade from MAMP 4

If the installer detects an existing installation it will preserve the data in “/Applications/MAMP/htdocs” and “/Applications/MAMP/conf/ssl”, copy existing databases to the new installation and rename the old “MAMP” folder.

If you have not previously upgraded your database files to MySQL 5.7 you will receive a corresponding notification during the installation and when starting the servers reminding you to upgrade. It is recommended that you upgrade your database data to MySQL 5.7 when you start your servers in MAMP.

MySQL Upgrade notification during the installation

Confirm that all data has been transferred correctly before starting MAMP. Your “/Applications/MAMP_current_date” folder can now be deleted. You may however keep it, so you can fall back to your original setup.

Upgrading your Database Data

When you first start your servers in MAMP you will be asked to upgrade your database data to MySQL 5.7. Click OK to proceed with the database upgrade.

MySQL Upgrade notification during starting the servers

Click on Upgrade to upgrade your databases to 5.7.

MySQL Upgrade done


Uninstall

To uninstall MAMP, you only have to delete the MAMP directory and everything returns to the original state. MAMP does not alter anything on the normal macOS.

If you have installed MAMP Cloud Functions you need to additionally remove your “/Library/Application Support/appsolute/MAMP” directory.

If you have used MAMP PRO as well, use the MAMP PRO uninstaller to remove it.