Settings > Hosts > Cloud

Hosts can be backed up and restored from the cloud. MAMP PRO will store both your document root folder and database data. Your data for each individual host is stored in a single zip file in your Dropbox. It is not necessary to install the Dropbox software to use this feature, all you need is a login to your Dropbox account through the MAMP PRO interface Cloud Settings.

If you have a data-driven host, you must first associate the database with the host before storing it in the cloud. Associating a host with a database can be done in the Databases tab. Hosts that use Extras or the WordPress host install will automatically have their databases associated with the host.


  • Last Save to Cloud

    The date when you last saved to the cloud.

  • Last Load from Cloud

    The date you last uploaded to the cloud.

  • Cloud Space Used

    Your available cloud space from your cloud provider.

Cloud Features

  • Save to Cloud

    When saving to the cloud, MAMP PRO archives the data from the host’s document root folder and the data from the MySQL databases and tables mapped to the host into a single zip file and optionally encrypts it with your encryption key. The archive is then transferred to the cloud. If encryption is used, your archive will be saved with an .encryptedzip extension.

  • Loading from the Cloud

    Loading data from the cloud is the reverse process: After loading the archive, it is decrypted if necessary, decompressed, and the data is copied to the host’s document root folder and imported back into MySQL.

  • Delete from Cloud

    Delete cloud data for a host.

  • Resolve Name Change

    You can change the name of your host that is connected to the cloud. When you change the name of your associated host, the new host name must be resolved on all other associated machines.

    For example, if you change a host name from “MyHost2” to “MyHost3,” your Dropbox will change it’s stored zip file name from “” to “”. You will then see the following warning on your other connected computers indicating that the host name has been changed in the cloud.

Desktop Functions

  • Save to Desktop

    This feature saves an archive to your Desktop. This can help you see what is being transferred before sending data to the cloud, or determine how much free space you need in the cloud.

  • Download to Desktop

    This feature will save a decrypted and uncompressed archive to the Desktop. This can be useful if you want to take a look at the data currently stored in the cloud for the selected host.