What does LAMP mean?

LAMP is an acronym that represents a popular web development stack consisting of four open-source technologies:

  • Linux: The operating system that serves as the foundation for web servers.
  • Apache: The web server software that handles HTTP requests and serves web content.
  • MySQL: A relational database management system (RDBMS) used for storing and managing data.
  • PHP: A server-side scripting language used for creating dynamic web applications.

The LAMP stack is widely used for building and hosting dynamic websites and web applications. It provides a robust and cost-effective environment for web development.

Variations of the stack exist, such as WAMP (Windows, Apache, MySQL, PHP) for Windows-based systems.