Connecting to MAMP?

studio-1 12 years ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 12 years ago 4

 Loving Textastic – absolutely brilliant. I've coded a small website on a local MAMP server on my Mac tower (10.7). I would now like to edit these files using   Textastic on my iPad. Is this possible? I can't seem to get a server connection to the MAMP, but then I don't have a lot of experience with MAMP. I am able to preview the site on the iPad browser though so I know MAMP is working fine.

You would have to transfer the source files to Textastic using one of the file transfer methods like Dropbox, (S)FTP or WebDAV. Have a look at the manual for descriptions of the various options: http://www.textasticapp.com/v4/manual/

 I've tried that and I;m sure Im just getting the settings wrong. Any guidance as to what my settings should be?


Managed to get this to work so I thought I'd describe it briefly in case others find themselves in the same position. The difficulty is that Apple deprecated FTP in Lion in favour of the more secure SFTP which is now enabled through System Preferences > Remote Login.

To set up Textastic just create a new SFTP (SSH) Connection. The host should be the IP address described in Remote Login ( eg The port should be 22. The user name should be as per Remote Login (eg johnsmith) and your password should be what you use to make admin alterations on your mac. Everything else I left as default.

Once the connection is made you'll see all the files on your mac so just browse to Applications > Mamp > htdocs to see your server's files. Download what you want to edit and just make sure you upload them once you've finished!

Hope that helps.

Thanks a lot for sharing this information!