When I make local changes to my PHP / WordPress website, the localhost does not seem to update for 20-30 minutes.
I’m on Mac OSX 10.8.4 and using MAMP Pro. I have two sites that I have created separate host entries for, let’s call them
Here is my MAMP Server configuration:
Apache: 80 MySQL: 3306 SSL: 443
I saw this article ( How can I eliminate slow resolving/loading of localhost/virtualhost (a 2-3 second lag) on Mac OS X Lion? ) on the Bonjour conflicts and edited my
/private/etc/hosts file with the suggestions in this article:
- I changed the host names from
mysite.devbecause it sounds like the conflict is with
.localnames – DID NOT WORK
I updated the Hosts file to have separate
::1addresses – DID NOT WORK:
::1 <tab> mysite1.dev ::1 <tab> mysite2.dev
I tried putting all of my host entries onto one line – also didn’t work:
127.0.0.1 localhost mysite1.dev mysite2.dev ::1 localhost fe80::1%lo0 localhost
It seems like MAMP Pro overwrites the hosts file any time I restart the server.
I would be SUPER grateful for any help you can offer.
I had the same problem and found the solution on this post: MAMP time between seeing live changes
The instructions, which I followed:
The solution is uncommenting lines in the
php.ini file, which can be found in
Comment out Opcache:
[OPcache] ;zend_extension="/Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php5.5.3/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20121212/opcache.so" ; opcache.memory_consumption=128 ; opcache.interned_strings_buffer=8 ; opcache.max_accelerated_files=4000 ; opcache.revalidate_freq=60 ; opcache.fast_shutdown=1 ; opcache.enable_cli=1
Documentation ( yes it started in 5.5 ):
I had similar problems running php 5.5.3. After I changed back to
5.4.19 it worked.
You can change the version in the
MAMP GUI. You might have to rename your
5.5.3 folder to
5.4.19 to show up in the GUI. The
php folders are placed at:
For me, changing back to MAMPS standard port settings did the trick.
MAMP’s default ports are non-standard. When I switched to standard ports (80 for Apache & 443 for SSL), it sped up dramatically.
I’m not sure if this is what Paul Bakker did, or if he switched the other way.
I’m using MAMP Pro 4.2, PHP 7.1.6, Apache, OS X 10.11.6.
It was really hard, but I found a solution that it works in my environment:
- MAMP 4.2.1
- PHP 5.6.31
SETTINGS left menu > Ports settings > Run servers as: > Change it to “Unix Users” option.
I’m not sure about Mamp, however, I use
php -S 0.0.0.0:4444 to spin up a local server. Its response got very slow after moving to Mojave.
I was able to fix it by updating
/etc/hosts file with
::1 localhost YouMacName.local 127.0.0.1 localhost YouMacName.local
You can get YourMacName.local by running in terminal:
I was having same issue, I had added virtual host ending with
.local which was causing 5 seconds delay in lookup.
To fix this I updated host file.
sudo nano /etc/hosts
And added my site with IPv6 address along with
::1 mysite.local 127.0.0.1 mysite.local fe80::1%lo0 mysite.local
Changing from PHP 7 to 5 fixed mine.