Previously I had written about how to setup MAMP4 and get it working with Laravel, Since then MAMP 5 has come out and while not much is different I thought that I would go over some of the configuration changes needed to your environment up and running.
Install MAMP 5:
Set up your document root.
Set the Web Server to Apache
Set the Document Root to
~/Sites Or where ever you keep your PHP projects.
Enable PHP 7.x
As before make sure that you have Memcached installed.
$ brew install memcached
Launch Memcached when the computer starts.
$ ln -sfv /usr/local/opt/memcached/*.plist ~/Library/LaunchAgents
Setup MAMP 5:
Enable short tags
While WordPress coding standards wont allow short tags to be enabled… Who really has time for that.
short_open_tag = On
Enable Xdebug at the bottom of the file by Deleting the ; . It should already be there but will be commented out.
I usually also include the following for PHP Storm
xdebug.remote_autostart=1 xdebug.remote_enable=1 xdebug.remote_port=9000 xdebug.remote_host=127.0.0.1 xdebug.remote_connect_back=1 xdebug.idekey=PHPSTORM
Enable Memcached with PHP.
For each version of PHP that you use with MAMP you will have to make these same changes.
; Extensions and uncomment or add memcached.so. Memcached will require that you have the igbinary.so extension installed as well.
Startup MAMP and you should be up and running.