What´s new in MAMP PRO 5?

MAMP PRO 5 for macOS comes with a lot of new features and improvements. One of the main focuses of this major update is on developers working with WordPress. But everyone else can also enjoy a wealth of new features in MAMP PRO 5.

 

Publish WordPress Hosts to your Live Hosting Server *

MAMP PRO can publish your WordPress hosts. Simply enter your live server credentials in to the new remote tab and select the database to transfer along with the root directory. Your project can go live with just one click.

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Import WordPress Sites from Live Servers *

Import an existing WordPress site from a live server into MAMP PRO. You can now make changes to your page or test new plugins and templates without modifying your live page. You can then go live with your changes.

Migrate WordPress sites from one server to another *

Want to switch your hosting provider? No problem, simply import your site into MAMP PRO and test it with the server settings of your new hoster. Test whether everything continues to work and then transfer your site to your new provider.

Easier Wordpress installation when creating a host

Enjoy the benefits of the new super-easy WordPress installation when creating a host. It takes only one click and seconds later your WordPress host is ready.

Snapshots

You can save any state for each of your hosts - the root directory including the associated database is saved. Restore the state of a host at any time. In an emergency, using snapshots saves you hours or even days of work.

Tidy up your Hostlist

Create folders and group hosts. This makes it easy to keep track of all your projects. In addition, hosts are no longer deleted immediately, but first moved to the trash. This allows you to recover a host if needed.

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And a lot more

These are just a few of the new features and improvements in MAMP PRO 5. Other new features include support for MySQL 5.7, integration of Redis caching server, remote editing of the editor, redesigned toolbar, optimized host creation dialog and more.

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Unlimited number of hosts

With MAMP PRO you can create as many hosts as you want. Each host can be configured individually and thus adapted exactly to the target system. For example, choose if you need an Apache or NginX web server, which PHP version is needed, or if and which caching system is used. This allows you to work on your different projects in parallel without losing sight of the big picture.

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Multi PHP

In CGI mode, you can run each of your virtual hosts with its own PHP version. This allows you to test your projects with different PHP versions - without having to restart the servers. You can choose from a variety of PHP versions from PHP 5.4.x to PHP 7.2.x.

In module mode, you select a PHP version that will automatically run on all your hosts. This is useful, for example, if you want to check if your projects are running under a certain PHP version.

MAMP Cloud

With the Cloud feature it is possible to copy all, or individual hosts to your dropbox. The root directory of the host and its databases are backed up. Now you can work on your projects on different computers without any problems. You can also use the cloud feature to back up individual or all hosts. Unlike the free MAMP, the cloud function is already included in MAMP PRO.

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Mobile Testing

Testing your projects on mobile devices on your local network has never been easier - thanks to the MAMP Viewer App for iOS and Android. It is available for free on the App Store and Google Play Store.

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Built-in text editor

Whether you want to make a simple change to one of your projects, or start a completely new one: With MAMP PRO text editor you can just to do that, either locally or remotely on a server. The editor has all the modern features like auto-completion, syntax highlighting, etc.

Install Extras

Install Extras like, Joomla, Drupal, Grav, Media Wiki, phpBB, Opencart, WordPress, etc. with a few clicks.
An extra is a package of a web application or library that we have previously tested and configured under MAMP PRO. When you create a virtual host, all you need to do is select the desired extra and everything will be installed automatically. Extras can also be installed on existing hosts.

LAN Access

You want to keep your boss or a colleague up to date? This is now very easy via xip.io: Activate the corresponding option and click on the sharing button. Your e-mail program opens and the corresponding URL is automatically entered in a new e-mail. All the recipient has to do now is click on the link and the host you would like to share will automatically appear.

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Dynamic DNS

With MAMP PRO you can easily connect your local server to an existing dynamic DNS provider, such as no-ip.com. This makes it very easy for clients and interested parties to access the results of your work very quickly via the Internet. Once again, the possibility of setting up any number of virtual hosts is convincing in order to be able to offer alternative configurations or suggestions. We have additionally integrated the DNS-O-Matic service. Now you have a huge selection of Dyn-DNS service providers, many of which are free of charge.

*For WordPress publishing and importing functions, please check system requirements