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Switched from MAMP to Ampps

Friday, March 20th, 2015

I made the switch recently from MAMP to Ampps by Softaculous for localhost site development. I had been using MAMP for what seems like forever and was fine with it. I have to admit I had never purchased the pro version of MAMP and was always okay with editing httpd.conf and hosts.conf to get my virtual sites.
Just a side note, my company did recently purchase the pro version of MAMP, but installation kept failing and I was tired of dealing with it.
Back to the point, having recently found the need more and more to install CMSs and other web apps on almost every site, I was looking for another solution and Ampps is it. With it’s c-panel like manager it makes managing domains almost exactly like my hosting provider’s control panel. And it’s amazing list of one-click web app installs must number over 100. CMSs, Blogs, Forums, Wikis, E-Commerce, etc. The only issue I had with it was difficultly in modifying the localhost root directory. With this I just made a compromise and added an alias through the Ampps alias manager. So, now I have a http://localhost/dev/ where I locate all my temporary small projects that don’t require building out a unique domain.