4 Steps to Install Magento 2 on MAC OSX

You are looking for Install Magento 2 latest version on MAC OSX from Magento repo or Github with Apache/NginX, MySQL/MariaDB and PHP 7.x, this guide is best place for you. In this post, I will show you how to install Magento 2.3 on an Ubuntu latest with Apache2, MariaDB. In previous posts, I talked about Install Magento 2 on Ubuntu, Centos or Windows.

Magento 2 Requirements

You should double check 8 main requirements for Magento 2 here.

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Step 1: Install MAMP

MAMP is the most popular local web development solution for Mac OSX. It is free and includes Apache or NginX, PHP or Python, Perl or Ruby.

  1. To download latest version here.
  2. Open and install MAMP Application for your Mac: install mamp
  3. Open MAMP in MAMP application folder open MAMP
  4. Setup Port apache: 80; MySQL: 3306 apache port
  5. Select Web server: You can choose Apache or Nginx. In this case, I use Apache select apache Now you have already setup MAMP succesfully on your Mac OSX.

Step 2: Install Composer

Download Composer and install or you can use command line to install Composer

curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | sudo php -- --install-dir=/usr/local/bin --filename=composer

Check Composer installed or not just type:

composer -v


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Composer version 1.8.5 2019-04-09

Step 3: Download Magento 2 Pack

You can download from one of the folling resources:

After donwload, you should extract the pack to /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/. E.g you have a folder call: magento2 in /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/

Step 4: Install Magento 2

Access to this address http://localhost/magento2, you will get this Magento Setup Wizard as the following:

Running the Magento Setup Wizard

Step 4.3: Start Installing

  • Click Start Readiness Check. If any errors are displayed, you must resolve them before you continue. Click More detail if available to see more information about each check. Readiness Check error
  • Click Next

Step 4.2 Add a Database

Fill database information then click Next

Step 4.3 Web Configuration

  • Enter the following information:
    • Your Store Address: http://localhost/magento2
    • Magento Admin Address: Enter the relative URL by which to access the Magento Admin. e.g: secret, backend
  • Then click Next

Step 4.4. Customize Your Store

  • From the Store Default Time Zone list, click the name of your store’s time zone.
  • From the Store Default Currency list, click the default currency to use in your store.
  • From the Store Default Language list, click the default language to use in your store.
  • Expand Advanced Modules Configuration to optionally enable or disable modules before you install the Magento software.

How to install Magento 2 Magento modules configuration

You can choose install Sample Data or not in this step.

Click Next

Important!: Use Skip dependency check for individual modules with caution. We recommend against it because a typical reason for this error is you manually edited the deployment configuration. Editing the deployment configuration is not recommended because future Magento software updates can undo your changes.

Step 4.5. Create Admin Account

Now enter admin information such as

  • New Username
  • New E-Mail
  • New Password
  • Confirm Password
  • Then click Next

Step 4.6. Install


After completing all previous steps in the Setup Wizard, click Install Now.

Installation Success The message Success will be displayed to indicate a successful installation.

Step 4.7: Check the result

Now go to the frontend and backend to see the result


How to install Magento 2 Frontend


How to install Magento 2 Backend

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