Get MAMP Working OS X 10.10 Yosemite

I upgrade to OS X 10.10 Yosemite today form App Store, but my Apache , PHP and MySQL not work well. So I write this post to note my fix method, I wanna this maybe helpful for you.

User Level Root

The other web root directory which is missing by default is the ~/Sites folder in the User account. This takes a bit longer to set up but some users are very accustomed to using it.

Launch Terminal, (Applications → Utilities), and follow the commands below, first one gets you to the right spot, 2nd one cracks open the text editor on the command line (swap username with your account's shortname, if you don't know your account shortname type whoami the Terminal prompt):

$ cd /etc/apache2/users
$ sudo nano username.conf

Then add the content below swapping in your username in the code below:

<Directory "/Users/username/Sites/">
    Options FollowSymLinks Indexes MultiViews
    AllowOverride All
    Require all granted
    Allow from all

Permissions on the file should be:

-rw-r--r--   1 root  wheel  274 Oct 17 12:47 username.conf

If not you need to change...

$ sudo chmod 644 username.conf

Open the main httpd.conf and allow some modules:

$ sudo nano /etc/apache2/httpd.conf

And make sure these 3 modules are uncommented (the first 2 should be on a clean install):

LoadModule authz_core_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule authz_host_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule userdir_module libexec/apache2/

And also uncomment this configuration file also in httpd.conf

Include /private/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-userdir.conf

Then open another Apache config file and uncomment another file:

$ sudo nano /etc/apache2/extra/httpd-userdir.conf

And uncomment:

Include /private/etc/apache2/users/*.conf

Restart Apache for the new file to be read:

$ sudo apachectl restart

Then this user level document root will be viewable at:


Upgrade PHP Version via Homebrew

$ brew doctor

If you wanna use Homebrew in OS X, you need install XCode 6.1. Get Xcode 6.1. This a direct download link, but you have to verify a developer account to download. Xcode 6.1 will be available soon in the app store.

After install, do this in terminal:

$ xcode-select --install

Now, you can use Homebrew normally :)

$ brew update
$ brew install php55

After upgrade PHP, open /etc/apache2/httpd.conf, modify

#LoadModule php5_module libexec/apache2/

... to ...

LoadModule php5_module /usr/local/opt/php55/libexec/apache2/

About MySQL

MySQL can't start automatically on starts up, we can use this command

$ sudo /usr/local/mysql/support-files/mysql.server start

I hope this bug will fix on next release version.

Another way to install MySQL

Apple has enabled a new default security oriented featured called System Integrity Protection, often called rootless, in macOS from versions 10.11 onward. The rootless feature is aimed at preventing macOS compromise by malicious code, whether intentionally or accidentally, and essentially what SIP does is lock down specific system level locations in the file system while simultaneously preventing certain processes from attaching to system-level processes.

While the System Integrity Protection security feature is effective and the vast majority of Mac users should leave rootless enabled, some advanced Mac users may find rootless to be overly protective. Thus, if you're in the group of advanced Mac users who do not want SIP rootless enabled on their macOS installation, we'll show you how to turn this security feature off.

Checking the Status of Rootless / System Integrity Protection in macOS

$ csrutil status

To enable or disable System Integrity Protection, you must boot to Recovery OS and run the csrutil command from the Terminal.

  • Boot to Recovery OS by restarting your machine and holding down the Command R keys keys at startup
  • Launch Terminal from the Utilities menu
  • Enter the following command
$ csrutil disable

After enabling or disabling System Integrity Protection on a machine, a reboot is required.

Install MySQL with HomeBrew

$ brew install mysql

Start MySQL

$ brew services start mysql

Recommended MySQL Client

Sequel Pro is a fast, easy-to-use Mac database management application for working with MySQL & MariaDB databases.

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