MAMP localhost cannot connect


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I'm a complete novice at web deving (literally just started yesterday so please explain your answers like you were talking to a 5 year old haha) and I'm setting up MAMP following along the steps on this site: <a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer"></a>

I followed everything to a tee till I got to step 10. When I search localhost:8888/(insert folder name in my root folder) on my URL bar. I get "cannot connect to server."

I've googled this problem and tried all the solutions I found (here on stack overflow and others) but still nothing works. Can anyone help me?

I'm using macOS Sierra and MAMP ver 4.0.6