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VHX6: How do I setup VirtualHostX and MAMP?

Last Updated April 20, 2015

Using VirtualHostX to create virtual hosts in MAMP is a great way to save money since you don't need to buy MAMP Pro. Here's how:

Step 1: Download and install MAMP. Note: MAMP is a little sneaky and forces you to download MAMP Pro. To get regular MAMP, you'll need to run their installer, click "Customize", and uncheck the "MAMP Pro" option.

MAMP Installer Step 1

MAMP Installer Step 2

Step 2: Once MAMP is installed, put your virtual hosts inside /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/

Step 3: Make sure you've selected "MAMP" as your "Default Web Server" in VirtualHostX's Preferences.

MAMP Step 3

Step 4: Run the VirtualHostX Setup Wizard. It's under the "VirtualHostX" menu.

Step 5: Finally, click "Apply Changes" one more time.

Step 6: Launch MAMP.

Alternatively, here's a screencast by Jake Chapman showing the process in more detail.

If MAMP isn't starting from you, take a look at a solution here.