Install Magento Locally with MAMP PRO

Today I'm going to install a Magento locally using MAMP PRO in my MacBook.

Note: for Windows users use XAMPP.

1. Set up a new enviroment in MAMP PRO

2. Use the web browser to access to it. Verify it's working.

3. Access to your PhpMyAdmin

4. Create a database and optionally import Sample Data.

Download all files you need from:

5. Browse again your site and the Install Wizard will show. Follow my screenshot:



Maybe you will be not able to log in in your backend (admin). It happened to me. Follow this other post to solve the problem.

  • Hi

    I’m currently pulling my hair out trying to install Magento on MAMP and keep running into a problem after i submit the session storage option. Below is the message i keep getting;


    I’m using the latest version of Magenta on running on MAMP Pro. I tried to follow your instructions above even though i think it is on an older version of Magento. It was worth a shot as i feel like i’ve tried every option.

    You seem have a good knowledge of Magento/MAMP, do you know of the top of your head what i seem to be doing wrong? Any point in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

    Your blog is very helpful. Keep up the good work

    • Hi Clint,

      What does that report show?

      You can find them inside /var/report

      Use the report ID to find the filename.

      Let me know 🙂

  • Hi !
    I just tried to install but it´s not working !
    I don´t see the need for creating any extra environment !
    Imported the DB successfully but after point the brownser to :
    I don´t see the wizard !
    Any clue ?

    Thanks for any help !

  • I’m trying to install the latest version of Magento and zip file is around 34 Mb. In MAMP import fired you are allowed only to upload 32 Mb. How did you cope with this problem?

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