Troubleshooting MAMP


Disable the Opera Turbo feature


MAMP is not working, gives

Connection refused: localhost:8888

It was working the night before, nothing has been changed in terms of settings.. Going to worked, but didn’t load any resources (jpegs, css etc.).

Things i have tried:

  • restart MAMP (didn’t work)
  • change ports and restart (didn’t work)
  • ping localhost to see if i get a response (pinged just fine)
ping localhost
  • re-installed MAMP (my version was one minor release older so what the heck, didn’t work)
  • Flush DNS cache (didn’t work)
sudo dscacheutil -flushcache

This gave a Connection refused; localhost:8888 on localhost but works and shows me the start page. If i click ‘My Website’ from the start page, redirects to localhost and gives the error.

  • Check logs (no issues there). The MAMP logs are in /Applications/MAMP/logs
[Mon Oct 02 22:32:11 2017] [error] [client] client denied by server configuration: /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/.DS_Store

So i deleted all .DS_Strore files in the /Applications/MAMP/ folder.

find . -name '.DS_Store' -exec rm -rf {} \;

Didn’t help.

  • Turn off Opera Turbo. SOLVED! The only change i had made was to my browser, i use Opera and had enabled the Opera Turbo feature that speeds up website loading. That was the issue. Sites work now, everything loads just fine.