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LAMP is a set of open source softwares which gives proven technology and advancements to it's users.

LAMP is a set of open source softwares which gives proven technology and advancements to it's users. L stands for Linux which is a Open Source Operating System. A stands for Apache which is widely used Web Server. M is for MySql database and P stands for PHP - A Hypertext Programming Language.

PHP is platform independent and it's combination with Linux, Apache and MySQL is very powerful. Together they all form a stable development platform for users who understand the power of Open Source technology and believe in that. We have the Open Source development here which makes it thoroughly advantageous as we have the whole world heading to the open source domain.

A look at each of the technology element individually:

L - Linux, Operating System

All the other LAMP applications run on Linux Operating System which offers them secure and fast environment to accomplish the desired task. Since, Linux is a open source Operating System, it is available free of cost. You can download it from Internet and use it on your existing hardware without spending a single dime. The widely used Linux operating system's are:

For more flavors of Linux operating system please visit Distrowatch (www.distrowatch.com).

Many of the Linux distribution offers GUI based experience to users. They either come with Gnome or KDE (or both) as desktop manager application.

A - Apache, Web Server

Apache is one of the best open source software, installed on majority of the web servers world wide. As per the Netcraft survey

  • Open source software, absolutely FREE
  • Security enhanced features like directory access protection and DDoS protection (through mod)
  • Advanced features like bandwidth throttling, Secure Socket Layers (SSL)
  • Common Gateway Interface (CGI) support
  • Support for wide range of operating system

M - MySQL, Database

MySQL is a robust database software which enables users to access, store and retrieve data very fast using the scripting languages such as PHP, Perl and Python. Mysql can store almost all type of commonly used data such as text, integers binary etc. Mysql is packed with advanced features like persistent connection, multiple database and tables, multiple user support, query limiting etc. The developer of Mysql database is MySQL AB. (www.mysql.com)

P - PHP, Scripting Language

PHP is a recursive acronym that stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor. PHP can be embedded into HTML and mostly used for Web development. PHP is very robust and powerful scripting language which is proved by organizations who has developed world's secure and fast applications using PHP. Though PHP is platform independent programming language and can be used on Unix, Linux and Window's OS but still PHP's combination with Operating System Linux, Web server Apache and database Mysql is great. PHP also support majority of database either directly or through ODBC connection. It can also run with MS IIS web server on Window's platform.

LAMP refers to a group of free software programs used to run dynamic sites or servers. It consists of Linux, Apache, MySQL the database management system and PHP, the programming language.

LAMP offers incomparable advantages such as:

  • Open Source community promotes knowledge sharing as well as resource sharing. This in turn contributes to easy problem solving. Libraries of sample application code along with knowledge bases of the community allows adaptation and reuse. This helps to bring down development time and cost
  • The density of LAMP component stack is easy to deploy and helps to reduce the processing operating cost.
  • The users get great flexibility since LAMP runs on a wide range of platforms. It is even possible to install these programmes on clusters or grids of economical x86-based servers. The computing architecture offers an optimized combination of effective resource utilization, abstraction, high availability and instant quantifiability.
  • The LAMP server mess possesses lower tap density.

BigLeap, being a professional Internet consulting and application design company, renders service to its clients irrespective of their location. We specialize in, LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP and Perl), software design, application development with database integration and overall LAMP consulting. BigLeap holds a team of software consultants, creative designers, programmers and marketing professionals who know software and good development patterns.

Keltron (A Govt of Kerala Undertaking)—BigLeap Softwares joint initiative is with you from the early steps till the end—from planning the hosting environment to development of LINUX, Apache, MySQL, and PHP.