MAMP is a unified software package that bundles all the necessary elements for creating a fully functional server environment. The system includes not only the basics, like the Apache web server, the MySQL database, and the PHP language support, but also useful tools like phpMyAdmin.
MAMP is cross-platform compatible and can be installed on Windows, Linux, or Mac. This Appendix provides a step-by-step guide to installing MAMP on a Windows machine.
At the conclusion of this process you will have a functional server on your Mac that allows you to run Joomla! locally.
Follow these steps to acquire the MAMP installation package and get it set up on your local machine.
Connect to the Internet and open your browser.
Direct your browser to
http://www.mamp.info. The web page loads in your browser.
Click on the main menu choice Downloads. The Downloads page loads.
Click to download the software package named MAMP.
A new window opens and goes to Sourceforge.net's downloads page. The download should begin automatically.
A pop-up menu prompts you to save the .dmg file. Click OK. The software installer downloads to your computer. After it is complete, you can move to the next step.
Locate the downloaded archive (.zip) package on your local machine.
Double-click on the archive package. The software unpacks and leaves a new .dmg file on your desktop.
Double-click on the .dmg file. The file opens a new window showing the installer icon.
Drag the MAMP icon ...