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|Stable release||1.8.2 / September 8, 2009|
|Operating system||Mac OS X|
- Mac OS X, the operating system;
- Apache, the Web server;
- MySQL, the database management system (or database server);
- P for PHP, Perl, or Python, all programming languages used for web development.
To be precise, it is an open source Web platform built upon Mac OS X.
Though originally only Apache was integrated into Mac OS X, the combination has become popular because of its low cost and because of the ubiquity of its components, and Mac OS X 10.5 and above ships with PHP and is MySQL-ready. When used in combination they represent a solution stack of technologies that support application servers. Other such stacks include Apple Computer's WebObjects, Java/Java EE, and Microsoft's .NET architecture.
In general use, MAMP refers to a packaging of these technologies for development use. This is a development environment, and not intended for general production use as a webserver. All MAMP technologies run on base Mac OS X outside of their sandbox.
Popular MAMP distributions include: