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LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL PHP) development bundle for PHP Developers

Current website development relies more on open source to handle forms and back end things. Whether it is a ecommerce website or a portal, certain level of technical handling is there from server side. Certain redirections, conditional surfing based on ip address of client, privilege approving and database integration all are done by a software bundle named LAMP. LAMP is a short notation of individual software such as Linux (OS), Apache HTTP server, MySQL (DBMS) and of course PHP.

PHP has become one of widely used open source software product for developing hundreds of sites ranging from simple to complex one like WordPress. The P of LAMP may be sometimes replaced by another scripting language such as Perl or Python.

They four individual has got together to give the best performing web applications to PHP developers. Here are the benefits of MySQL and PHP explained further to get the idea why they’ve been together to deliver efficient web applications.

Benefits of MySQL:

  • Very low licensing cost
  • Low hardware consumption
  • Execute anything from data houses holding terabytes of data
  • Ultra-fast loading
  • Table and Index partitioning
  • Master/Slave replication with high speed reconfiguration utility
  • Multi-version Transaction support
  • Highly robust
  • Efficient query engine
  • Secure encryption decryption functions
  • Open source freedom

Benefits of PHP:

  • Easy to use
  • Simplified task handling in heavy traffic sites
  • Open source
  • Secure
  • Low cost
  • Being open source new functionality have been added consistently
  • Simple coding style
  • Highly functional to code simple to shopping cart projects

As LAMP meant to be run on Linux platform, this software bundle is more reliable and performance giving. When you are on Linux platform, you are sure for one thing that is less down time. Benefits of Linux platform add more things to the Benefits of PHP and MySQL.

Hence, we can conclude that a reliable platform (Linux), an easy to manage and highly functional server side scripting language (PHP) and a flexible & low cost DBMS can give the PHP developers the edge of development which helps them in complex website development.

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