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LAMP Server is a collection of open source software used to create a web server. The collection consists of If you are using or shopping for a web host, you may have come across the term “LAMP server”. It’s not a type of hardware but, rather, a web server based on open source software. LAMP is an acronym formed from the first letter of each of the four major components: Linux – the operating system, Apache server – the server, MySQL – the database system, PHP – the programming language.
Linux is LAMP's operating system. Linux is Open-Source and UNIX-based. It is a very popular operating system thanks to its ability to provide users with functionality, flexibility, a speedy operation and enhanced security.
Apache is the web server portion of LAMP. It is the most popular web server software on the internet. Apache is used mainly to serve both static and dynamic websites. It is a reliable and stable solution that has been found to be relatively easy to configure.
MySQL is the database software solution used with LAMP development. MySQL uses Structured Query Language (SQL) for the addition, retrieval and management of data. MySQL is an ideal solution for dynamic website developers. Webmasters who use MySQL experience the advantages of increased security, faster access speeds, improved stability and the easy handling of numerous, simultaneous site visitors.
PHP is a general purpose scripting language used in LAMP development. PHP stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor. PHP is a server-side script best known for creating dynamic web pages. It is a user-friendly language that even those with minimal web development knowledge can use. Some LAMP developers have noted that LAMP's "P" can also refer to programming languages. Other LAMP programming language options include Perl and Python. Both are also supported by A2 Hosting.