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Development Tools Setup Your Local Development Environment

Denise Limon
Denise Limon
917 Points

ftp mamp pc

What is the host name for MAMP when logging into ftp? I've tried localhost & localhost.com but neither works

2 Answers

Denise Limon
Denise Limon
917 Points

OK, that makes sense. Thank you!

LaVaughn Haynes
LaVaughn Haynes
12,397 Points

You don't need to FTP into MAMP since it's on your local machine. In the preferences, click on the Apache tab. That tab will tell you what your web root folder is and allow you to change it. Make sure to stop MAMP to change it and then restart it. When MAMP is started, that folder will become your root web folder. Add an index.html file and open your local site in the browser an you should see it.

I have not used the newest version but you can see the setting from the older version on this page http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/09/developing-wordpress-locally-with-mamp/