Can't open wp-admin in Safari - "server unexpectedly dropped the connection"


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Hi I have installed a Wordpress theme in my MACBOOK pro successfully (after downloading MAMP & creating wordpress database of course).

When i open localhost:8888/wordpress - it all looks good. I am now trying to open this link: localhost:8888/wordpress/wp-admin to be able to customise the theme. I encounter error.

The error in safari says: "Safari can't open the page because the server unexpectedly dropped the connection).<br>

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I have tried all trouble shooting guides i found and they DID NOT WORK:
- Changing the speed in my apache setting
- Remove cache in my safari (Safari > Preferences > Privacy > Remove all website data)
- Clean up my MacBook to free up 4gb of RAM
- In my terminal command: sudo purge

Please help! My goal is to be able to open: localhost:8888/wordpress/wp-admin and customize the theme in my local computer.