First Steps

Once the installation is complete, you are ready to start your local servers. Launch MAMP and click the Launch Servers button. The status bar in the upper right corner shows the startup status of the servers.

By default, the web server (Apache) starts on port 8888 and the database server (MySQL) starts on port 8889. When you visit your website in a web browser, you need to add the Apache port at the end of the URL, e.g.: http://localhost:8888

A quick start for installing WordPress is available here.


  • Preferences‚Ķ
    Configure your preferences for MAMP. See the Preferences section for more details.

  • Open WebStart page
    Open the start page of your local web server.

  • Start Servers / Stop Servers
    Start or stop the Apache/Nginx and MySQL services of MAMP.