1. alfuzzy
  2. MAMP - General Discussion
  3. Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Hello all.  This is my first time using MAMP (actually I've tried multiple times over the years...but could never figure out how to get MAMP + my website working).

 

- I'm pretty sure I have MAMP installed properly.

- I started Apache & MySQL server's.

- I moved all of my website files into the "htdocs" folder (I mean all of them from a full backup I took for my site).  I'm actually unsure exactly what website files I should have in the htdocs folder.

 

At this point this is where I'm stuck.  I don't know what to do at this point to get my website running locally...so I can do some work on it.  I've searched the internet for help...but can't seem to find anything.  

 

- I don't really understand what website files belong in the htdocs folder.

- I don't know how the website files/directories & the databases (my site has 2 databases) need to be arranged in the htdocs folder for things to work

- I don't know if I need to do something to get the website databases working.

 

I'm assuming that once everything is setup properly...that I only need to enter my websites URL into the browsers localhost...and it should show up like it does normally on the internet.

 

I'm a real novice with MAMP...thus don't assume anything.  Be as detailed as possible.  :  )

 

Thanks much for any help.  



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Wanted to also mentioned that I read the "Read Me" file that says:

 

- Put your HTML and PHP files in the htdocs folder.

- Database files are stored in the folder db/mysql or db/sqlite

 

I've done this...and my website does not show up after starting the MAMP servers (Apache Server & MySQL Server)...clicking on the "Open Webstart Page"...and then clicking on the "My Website" link on that page.

 

When I do this...a new blank browser webpage opens up...with only the URL of localhost:8888 in the browser URL input area (nothing else).

 

Thanks 

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Is this an HTML site? You must do a database backup and restore...never copy your DB files.

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