Install MAMP to mac silicon (with brew) – php 7.2/8 with imagick – 2023

Install MAMP to mac silicon with brew - php 7.2/8 imagick

upd.: 23.06.2023

Hello! This post will be helpful, how to create Mac – Apache – MySQL – PHP server for Apple Mac Silicon M1/M2 with ImageMagic extension for `PHP any version 5.6/7.0/7.1/7.2/7.4/8.0.

This solution is free and faster and suitable for everyone, without Rosetta.

In addition, I will provide a script to quickly create local sites. All this will help you conveniently develop your local sites.

So, Let’s Go 🙂

1. Install apache2 with homebrew

brew install httpd

Configuration apache2

Open /opt/homebrew/etc/httpd/httpd.conf


Replace to:

Now we have php 7.2 version.

Next, make sure that the following is written or edit for yourself:

If you notice, we use 8080 port, that is address your site is: http://yoursite.loc:8080. We use this port so that apache2 brew does not conflict with apache2 custom.

You can use standard files config, but I want to show another architecture to your sites. (read about it below in the next heading)

Command to restart/stop Apache2:

2. Your local sites architecture

Create MAMP folder to your home directory. My home directory is “/Users/sergey”. The MAMP folder presentation is: content:

Install PHP with homebrew

First remove all php version and ImageMagick

Install pkg-config

Install php version wich you need. I will install 7.2. You can install any: 5.6/7.0/7.1/7.2/7.3/7.4/8.0/8.1/8.2. We will use the following library: shivammathur/php

Open /Users/YOUR_NAME/.zshrc file:

Just in case, make sure this file contains:

Apply changes in .zshrc

Edit php.ini

You can append follow lines to the end php.ini or edit line to line.

php.ini path is: /opt/homebrew/etc/php/7.2/php.ini. My config is:

Install ImageMagick

Now, if you use the following command:

To restart php and apache2 execute follow:

To view a list of running brew processes :

Install Mysql

With brew you can choose version. I need 5.7 version:

If you want to find where does mysql installed in system, use the following command:

to enter to mysql (if mysql already installed):

MySQL config

To know, where is you can place config mysql file, execute terminal command:

and you will find, if you scroll down a few screen:

So, you can create /opt/homebrew/etc/my.cnf and write into it:

Install PhpMyAdmin

After that you can see the following lines that have been added to /opt/homebrew/etc/httpd/httpd.conf:


We can change timeout in config file:


from $cfg[‘ExecTimeLimit’] = 300; to $cfg[‘ExecTimeLimit’] = 0;

It takes no limit time authorization.

Apache2 default

Most likely, you have already using Apache2. You can check it in your browser: http://localhost

Most likely you will see: It works!!!

httpd.conf located at: /private/etc/apache2/httpd.conf

index.html, with content “It works!!!” located at: /Library/WebServer/Documents/index.html.en

Command for stop and start default apache:



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