MAMP Won’t Start Apache Fix

If you’re like me and changed MAMP’s default port to 80 from the default 8888 and found Apache not starting, go to System Preferences -> Sharing and uncheck Web Sharing.

With Web Sharing on, OS X was already running Apache, thus the inability of MAMP to start another Apache instance on port 80.mamp-apache-start

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3 Responses to “MAMP Won’t Start Apache Fix”

  1. Matt Says:
    June 24th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    By the way, a great tutorial on getting set up with MAMP and other tools to make web development on your Mac work well: http://seansperte.com/entry/Setting_Up_a_Killer_Local_Web_Development_Environment_on_a_Mac_with_MAMP_an/

  2. dorian Says:
    October 3rd, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Great! Thanks!

  3. Aaron B Says:
    November 11th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Thanks for this mate.
    Useful tip.

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