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Webopedia Terms of The Day: Web stacks Defined

Sep 12, 2009, 10:27 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Web stack: The term used to refer to software stacks in Web development environments. The stack of software, mainly comprised of open source software, will contain an operating system, Web server, database server, and programming language. One of the most most well-known web stacks is LAMP."

"LAMP: Short for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP, an open-source Web development platform, also called a Web stack, that uses Linux as the operating system, Apache as the Web server, MySQL as the RDBMS and PHP as the object-oriented scripting language. Perl or Python is often substituted for PHP."

"MAMP: Short for Macintosh, Apache, MySQL, Perl/Python/PHP MAMP is a variation to the LAMP stack. MAMP uses Macintosh as the operating system, Apache as the Web server, MySQL as the database server, and PHP as a module for the Web server. Perl or Python may be substituted for PHP. "

BAMP: Short for BSD, Apache, MySQL, Perl/Python/PHP BAMP is an open source Web development platform that is a variation to the LAMP stack. BAMP uses BSD as the operating system, Apache as the Web server, MySQL as the RDBMS, and PHP as the object-oriented scripting language. Perl or Python may be substituted for PHP."

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