Settings > Hosts > Apache

Apache options can be set for the selected virtual host in the table. These options are security related! For more information on configuring your Apache server, refer to the Apache website.

Note: You cannot make changes to the Apache settings unless the host is set to Apache in the Settings > Hosts > General tab.

MAMP PRO - Apache

Note: Please be sure to use the correct spelling of all information. Due to errors in the set options, Apache may not start.

  • Options for <Directory> directive

    For detailed information on each option, see the [appropriate chapter in the Apache documentation].({:target=”_blank”}.

    • Indexes
      Enables or disables directory browsing. If there is no index.html, index.php, etc. in the document root, the will be displayed if this option is enabled. Without this option, nothing will be displayed or an error message will be displayed.

    • Include
      Allows the use of Server Side Includes (SSI).

    • SymLinksIfOwnerMatch.
      Restricted version of FollowSymLinks. Allows referencing objects via symbolic links only if the owner matches.

    • FollowSymLinks
      Allows symbolic links to be used as references to documents in other directories. This is an elegant feature when you want references to objects outside the directory tree (e.g. web server log files), but know that you want to avoid hiding objects through the URL tree.

    • Includes NOEXEC
      Server-side includes are allowed, but #exec cmd and #exec cgi are disabled. It is still possible to #include virtual CGI scripts from ScriptAliased directories.

    • Exec CGI.
      Allow CGI execution.

    • MultiViews
      Allow dynamic documents to be used or disabled depending on the language.

    • AllowOverride
      Types of directives allowed in .htaccess files.
      (See the Apache documentation for more information.)

    • Require
      Tests whether an authenticated user is authorized by an authorization provider. (See the Apache documentation for more information.)

  • Additional parameters for <Directory> directive
    The statements in this field get added to the <Directory> ... </Directory> portion of the host in Apache’s config file.

  • Directory index
    Specify which file Apache should serve when no filename is given in an address. By default this is either index.html or index.php.

  • Additional Parameters for <VirtualHost> directive
    These directives go directly into the httpd.conf file.

  • Server admin
    Email address that the server includes in error messages sent to the client.
    (See the Apache documentation for more information.)

httpd.conf file

You cannot edit your httpd.conf file directly in MAMP PRO. You must make custom configurations through your httpd.conf template file. More information on how to configure your httpd.conf template file can be found in our Menu > File section.

MAMP PRO and httpd.conf, php.ini, my.cnf

Additional Apache Server Configuration

The configuration files in the /Applications/MAMP/conf/apache/extra/ directory can be included to add additional features or modify the default configuration of the server. Uncomment and then edit any of the following configuration files in your httpd.conf template file to make customizations.

  • Server-pool management (MPM specific)
    #Include /Applications/MAMP/conf/apache/extra/httpd-mpm.conf
    (See the Apache documentation for more information.)

  • Multi-language error messages
    #Include /Applications/MAMP/conf/apache/extra/httpd-multilang-errordoc.conf
    (See the Apache documentation for more information.)

  • Fancy directory listings
    #Include /Applications/MAMP/conf/apache/extra/httpd-autoindex.conf
    (See the Apache documentation for more information.)

  • Language settings
    #Include /Applications/MAMP/conf/apache/extra/httpd-languages.conf

  • Real-time info on requests and configuration
    #Include /Applications/MAMP/conf/apache/extra/httpd-info.conf
    (See the Apache documentation for more information.)

  • Local access to the Apache HTTP Server Manual
    #Include /Applications/MAMP/conf/apache/extra/httpd-manual.conf

  • Distributed authoring and versioning (WebDAV)
    #Include /Applications/MAMP/conf/apache/extra/httpd-dav.conf
    (See the Apache documentation for more information.)

  • Various default settings
    #Include /Applications/MAMP/conf/apache/extra/httpd-default.conf