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MAMP - Preferences - General

  • When starting MAMP:
    Here you can define what should be done automatically when MAMP is started.

    • Start servers
      The Apache/Nginx and MySQL servers will start automatically when you launch MAMP.

    • Check for Updates
      If you activate this checkbox, MAMP will automatically search for updates. As soon as an update is available, you will be informed in MAMP.

    • Open WebStart page
      The WebStart page will automatically open at the startup of MAMP when you select this option. See the WebStart section for more information.

  • When quitting MAMP:
    Here you can define what should be done automatically when MAMP is quitted.

    • Stop servers
      The Apache/Nginx and MySQL servers will be stopped automatically when you quit MAMP.
  • PHP-Cache
    PHP has several cache extensions that can help speed up execution in certain circumstances. This is set to “off” by default. Enabling a cache extension does not necessarily translate into greater execution speed. A particular cache is not available for the current PHP version if it is not enabled.

    Several caches provide a user interface to help analyze and profile your code. In the “Tools” menu of the WebStart page you will find links to the corresponding user interfaces.

    • off
      Select this option if no PHP cache module should be used.

    • APC
      The Alternative PHP Cache (APC) is a free and open opcode cache for PHP. You can learn more about APC here.

    • eAccelerator
      eAccelerator a free open-source PHP accelerator & optimizer. You can learn more about eAccelerator here.

    • XCache
      XCache is a open-source opcode cacher. You can learn more about XCache here.

    • OPCache
      OPcache improves PHP performance by storing precompiled script bytecode in shared memory, thereby removing the need for PHP to load and parse scripts on each request. You can learn more about OPcache here.

  • My favorite link:
    A link to this address (URL or directory) will appear on the top menu of your WebStart page.

    If you enter “/subDirectory” in this field, you will be taken to the “/Applications/MAMP/htdocs/subDirectory” folder via your default web browser (“http://localhost:8888/subDirectory”).