Installing and Configuring XAMPP / MAMP with PhpStorm

Developing for PHP can be done in several ways. Some like to install all components they want to work with themselves. Others prefer downloading and installing a full “LAMP” stack at once. The latter can be done using XAMPP (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux) or MAMP (Mac OS X).

MAMP and XAMPP are packages that consist of an Apache HTTP server, MySQL database, PHP interpreter and some libraries. They are easy to install and get a development environment up in no time and provide all the components required for developing, running, debugging, and unit testing of PHP applications.

On our tutorials space, we have posted two how-to guides that help you get started with any of these packages and PhpStorm. There is one tutorial available for MAMP and one for XAMPP.

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– JetBrains PhpStorm Team

About Maarten Balliauw

Maarten Balliauw is a Developer Advocate at JetBrains, working on .NET tools. He focuses on .NET, Azure, web technologies and application performance. Maarten is a frequent speaker at various national and international events. In his free time, he brews his own beer. Follow him on Twitter or check his personal blog.
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