The LAMP stack is a popular software bundle using open source components to build and deliver web applications.
Developers know LAMP because it has been a basis for web development since the late 1990s. With open-source tools for an operating system (Linux), web server (Apache), database server (MySQL), and programming language (PHP), the stack is an efficient and flexible method that enables competition with commercial software developers. Today, estimates show up to 80% of the internet uses open-source programming and software.
This article looks at what LAMP stack is, the stack architecture, how it works, and the benefits of using LAMP to develop web applications.