First Steps

Completing MAMP PRO installation

At the first start of MAMP PRO the possibly existing MySQL databases are copied from MAMP to MAMP PRO and the content of the directory “/Applications/MAMP/htdocs” is copied to “~/Sites/localhost” and set as “Document root” for the host “localhost”. You will be informed about this process via a corresponding dialog box.

MAMP PRO - Completing MAMP PRO installation

Starting the servers

Click on the “Start” button on the top right of the toolbar to launch Apache and MySQL, they are your default GroupStart web server and database server.

MAMP PRO - Start servers

The launch status of the servers is displayed on the left column in the “Servers & Services” section. A check mark next to the server/service indicates that this server/service will start/stop when the Start/Stop button is pressed.

MAMP PRO - Sidebar

The Apache web server (default web server) uses port “8888” by default. This port must be specified when calling the local web page in the browser, e.g.: “http://localhost:8888”.


If you just upgraded from MAMP Free, you most likely have already made a website in your localhost. To create additional web sites you should create additional hosts. You should have one host in your host list for each web site you create.

MAMP PRO - Hosts