Update MAMP Pro

Until MAMP improves the update process...

The updating process with most Mac software is painless, especially App Store apps. Not so with MAMP. Since I have such a hard time remembering the process, here’s quick reference to update MAMP Pro without losing databases and local site settings:
mamp

  1. Download the latest version of MAMP
  2. Quit MAMP if it is running
  3. Browse to Applications folder and rename the MAMP directory to MAMP_OLD
  4. Unzip the MAMP installer and run the install
  5. Go to the MAMP_OLD directory, copy the db and htdocs directories, and paste into the new MAMP folder. Overwrite what is there.
  6. Restart MAMP

This update process works for me without any port errors. If you have connection errors, double check the Apache and MySQL ports in the General tab of MAMP. I personally use 80, 443, and 3306 rather than the default.

2 Comments


Because I use virtual hosts I also had to go into conf > apache and do a diff of httpd.conf

Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Tell us about your project.

We'd love to hear what you're working on.

Work with us

Hi. We are Spigot. Telemarketers pronounce it Spy-got.

We are a Park City, Utah based web design shop that excels at building custom websites powered by WordPress and WooCommerce. We love content - content strategy, content curation, content soup...????Have a look around the site. As you browse you'll find useful navigation links in the sidebar on the left. We hope you find them useful anyway... Please let us know what you think, shoot us a message here.