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We are now going to take a look at how to install MAMP on the Mac side. The first thing you want to do is go out to the MAMP website. And you can see there are two options once I get here. So the website is mamp.info. This is also available from the server section of the resources page on my website. So we want to download just MAMP not MAMP Pro. So go ahead and download MAMP. Once you have that downloaded, it's a fairly simple process to install it. So, I have this downloaded already, and what I do is double-click this icon. We need to agree to the license and you will come up with this screen here. And this is what actually does the install for you. So, what I'm going to do is, this kinda points you in the right direction, and here's the instructions for how to do this.
I am going to grab this MAMP folder and drag it into the Applications folder. And you can see, there's my MAMP application. It's now installing and that's all there is to the install. What we'll do is get the servers open, so you can access them and turn them on. My assumption for this course is, before every exercise begins, you make sure your server is on. And the way you can get to it is in the Applications Area, here is MAMP. So there is MAMP installed.
If I open up this folder, let me close that up for you. If I open up this folder, there is a MAMP icon up here. I double-click it, click Open, and that takes me out to the MAMP interface, so I know MAMP is working. Here is my start page. So you can see MAMP is installed, if you can see this page. So your MAMP program is all set. That's all are is to installing MAMP.
Now, if I open up MAMP one more time, you can see here is, let me move this, here is how we start and stop MAMP. What we're going to do is set the course for MAMP to our basic default ports. You can see that there are two green lines, that means our servers are turned on. The first one is the web server, the MySQL server is the database. In order to stop them, I click the Stop Servers button.
And you'll see both of them turn red, that means they're turned off. My assumptions for the course is that these will be turned on before you can do any exercise. You have to turn on the Apache server in order for PHP to work on the web server. You have to turn on the MySQL server in order for the database to run, but I turned these off. I'm now going to go out to the Preferences Area and click that button and move over to the Port area. You can see these ports are presets for us, the assumption here is MAMP is not going to take over the port for your built-in observer on the Mac system. We don't want to use the built-in web server, because it does not come as a complete package with PHP and MySQL.
So what we're going to do is click this button here, Set to default. That will put your Apache ports back to port 80, so you do not need to use the port number when you go through the course. So, all of my testing server set up assumes that you are using port 80 on Apache and port 3306 for MySQL. So as long as you've changed it, you just click this button once, click OK and we're all set. Now, I can start my servers once again. When you do that, you will be prompted for password for your system. Our servers are now turned on, and I'm all set to go. PHP is turned on inside the Apache server and the database is all set up. So make sure you test to see if the servers are turned on before starting any of the course files and walking through any of the exercises with me. So that's how you install MAMP on a Mac.
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