developerWorks: Tuning LAMP Systems, Part 1
Apr 10, 2007, 04:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean A. Walberg)
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"Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP (or Perl) are the foundation of
many Web applications, from to-do lists to blogs to e-commerce
sites. WordPress and Pligg are but two common software packages
powering high-volume Web sites. This architecture has come to be
known simply as LAMP. Almost every distribution of Linux includes
Apache, MySQL, PHP, and Perl, so installing the LAMP software is
almost as easy as saying it.
"This ease of installation gives the impression that the
software runs itself, which is simply not true. Eventually the load
on the application outgrows the settings that come bundled with the
back-end servers and application performance suffers. LAMP
installations require constant monitoring, tuning, and