PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. The advantage of learning this programming language is that unlike, other programming languages this is simple for a new comer, but at the same time offers many advanced features for a professional programmer.
LAMP is an open source web development platform that uses LINUX as the operating system, APACHE as the web server, MySQL as the relational database management system and PHP as the object oriented scripting language. The main advantage of open source is that it allows end users to directly interact with the source, potentially modifying to suit their wishes. Easy to code – Novices can build something and get it up and running very quickly with PHP and MySQL. Since PHP is a standard APACHE module, it is easy to deploy LAMP web application by uploading PHP files to an APACHE server and connecting to a MySQL Database.
LAMP is a bundle of software programs that provides a platform for developing and implementing web based applications and servers and is an adequate alternative to commercial packages. Because of its flexibility, customization and cost effectiveness, LAMP is one of the most popular ways to develop enterprise level web applications.
The LAMP stack is based on open source products and includes all the components required to build dynamic web applications. These include:
→ Linux: An open source operating system.
→ Apache: A web server that is compatible with various operating systems such as Linux, UNIX, Windows, and Mac OS X etc.
→ MySQL: MySQL is one of the most popular open source relational database management systems.
→ PHP is an open source server side scripting language that can be used to develop a whole range of dynamic web applications.
LAMP Technology Advantage
→ LAMP is an open source Technology
→ LAMP is highly secured
→ LAMP runs on LINUX Operating System
→ The cost of acquisition of the LAMP stack is low as compared to other software architecture bundles.
→ Updates and improvements are available for the LAMP stack on a constant basis.
→ The users have great level of flexibility at their disposal as LAMP can run on a wide range of platforms.
→ The LAMP server stack possesses a lower bug density.