Hi i'm a newbie to Apple products, I installed MAMP on my Mac and now have no idea where the default folder where all the html files are put go to. Also new to web development. Anyone help?

  • Applications ▹ MAMP ▹ htdocs
    – mercury
    Commented Oct 10, 2021 at 18:54

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In the MAMP application, click on "Preferences..." then go on the "Apache" tab. There you will be able to locate the default folder. You can create a new one and set it as default there too.


I haven't used MAMP in a while, but according to their FAQ it looks for the HTML files (by default) in: /Applications/MAMP/htdocs

This seems like an odd place to store them. You can (and probably want to) change the default in MAMP's preferences to a different folder so you can store your files somewhere else.


Put it in the htdocs folder, but when you go to look at it with your web browser - htdocs will appear at http://localhost:8888/.

So if you create an index.html file, that will be what gets loaded when you visit http://localhost:8888/

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