Advantage in using MAMP is that it makes it easy for those that don't want to mess in
the terminal with settings and downloading packages.
Plus it comes with a nice interface for accessing phpMyAdmin, sqlite and php.ini info.
So for those starting like the original poster, that would be something I would recommend
over using macosx preinstalled software, but all boils down to personal preference.
Hope with the info everyone has provided helps you out.
On Oct 5, 2011, at 11:56 AM, Brandon M Fryslie wrote:
Is MAMP relatively similar to XAMPP?
MAMP stands for Mac, Apache, MySQL, PHP
It is an adaptation of the phrase "LAMP stack" which is Linux, Apache, MySQL,
OS X has Apache and PHP built in. To turn on Apache, check Web Sharing in the Sharing
panel of System Preferences.
To turn on PHP, uncomment a line in the file /etc/apache2/httpd.conf
#LoadModule php5_module libexec/apache2/libphp5.so
LoadModule php5_module libexec/apache2/libphp5.so
For MySQL, install the package manager Homebrew, and then at the terminal type:
brew install mysql
It's that easy!
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