Acronym for a development stack originally made up of Linux, Apache, MySQL and Perl/PHP/Python

LAMP is an acronym that refers to a stack of open source software used in development. The initial letters come from the following components:

  • Linux (operating system)
  • Apache HTTP Server (web server)
  • MySQL (database software)
  • Perl/PHP/Python (programming language)

Similar terms are used when on other operating systems while keeping the software suite:

  • Microsoft Windows (WAMP)
  • Mac OS (MAMP)
  • Solaris (SAMP)
  • OpenBSD (OAMP)
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