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Start MAMP at login without password request
Authored by: devlogic on Apr 21, '10 08:19:48AM

Let me start by saying that I'm not knocking the hint: it's some nice hackery to get an authentication-required service to run on boot, pre-login.

Since both the client and server version of OS X come with Apache (and PHP5) pre-installed, and given that there's a MySQL installer readily available, why choose to run MAMP? Aren't the extra control and security that could be gained (by running it in userspace) negated by starting them with root privileges in order to bind to ports under 1024?

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Start MAMP at login without password request
Authored by: Peganthyrus on Apr 21, '10 10:32:09AM

It's all in one bundle and generally tracks new releases of Apache/PHP/MySQL closer than Apple does. Updating that stuff in the OS is a pain in the ass.

And MAMP Pro makes it a lot easier to develop with virtual hosts. Life's a lot easier when you're at the root of '' than when you're at 'localhost://~username/mywebsite'.

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