What is MAMP
MAMP is a free, local server environment that can be installed under macOS and Windows with just a few clicks.
MAMP Pro adds some more features which can be useful when working on multiple projects at the same time.
Step by Step Instructions
1. Install MAMP or MAMP Pro
Download and install MAMP according to the instructions on mamp.info
2. Adjust the MAMP PHP configuration
Enable the OPcache feature which will speed up Neos:
3. Install composer if necessary
If you haven't installed composer yet, follow the second step in the general composer instructions. Then continue with this guide.
4. Install Neos with composer
Open your terminal and go to the htdocs folder in your MAMP installation. On Mac OSX that would be in "/Applications/MAMP/htdocs".
There run the following command:
composer create-project neos/neos-base-distribution neos-example
5. Adjust the MAMP webserver configuration
Change the root folder for your project to the "Web" subfolder of your new Neos project.
6. Visit the setup
Go to http://127.0.0.1:8888 in your browser and get redirected to the Neos setup.
Use root as username and password in the database screen.
Use 127.0.0.1:8889 as database host.