December 1, 2005[From ServerWatch]
If you're at all familiar with open source software, chances are you've heard the phrase "LAMP stack" at some point. You may even know what it stands for. But do you know what LAMP actually is?
The simple answer is LAMP is a Web application development and deployment environment that, although powerful, is also comparatively simple and easy to use. This article will explain what LAMP is, the different components of the LAMP environment, and how, when combined, they create such a powerful environment. We will also look at how LAMP technology can drive Web applications.
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