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I’ve been using a fantastic little application called MAMP to develop my websites and do some work for clients over the past year or so..  However, after a recent re-installation of my MacOS and subsequent MAMP installation I got a little excited about getting things customized and wiped out the MAMP Start Page URL in my haste to get the proper document location configured. After countless web searches with way more information than was helpful I wasn’t able to find a link with the default start page path.

Unfortunately, reinstalling MAMP has no effect on the silly change I made, so I suspect the information is stored in some random hidden file..

So.  For the record (and so I don’t have to go searching for this info again).  The MAMP Start Page value should be /MAMP (and be sure to keep it upper case!)..

MAMP Start Page setting

MAMP Start Page setting

Also for the record, I store my documents in a folder called MAMPserverData that lives in the documents folder of my profile.  This ensures that when I do a backup I don’t have to go searching for the code behind my development sites..

MAMP alternate document root

MAMP alternate document root

And one more also.. If you’re looking for a good quick tutorial or refresher on how to set up MAMP, have a look here!

(Post-Edit: This link has been updated to point to a video tutorial Addison Berry has recorded for installing the new version of MAMP to get a Drupal installation started.  I haven’t personally tried the new version of MAMP (the old one still works just fine), but it sounds like she’s nailed the pertinent features and the finer points of the new version. Definitely worth trying to follow along. If you have success (or trouble) with it, please leave a comment and perhaps we can all explore it together. )