From 2001 - 2016 I used this as my only platform. I prefer a different environment now, working primarily in Node.js, MySQL/MongoDB and NGINX. Here is a brief description of the LAMP Stack: (Attribution given to Wikipedia)
Linux is an open-source, freely changeable and redistributable operating system for servers and desktops, as well as a number of mobile devices and supercomputers, too. It is commonly used in server environments where reliability and security are of the utmost importance. In the mobile marketplace, Android is a Linux distribution authored and maintained by Google.
The Apache HTTP Server, commonly referred to as Apache, is web server software notable for playing a key role in the initial growth of the World Wide Web.
I have given up Apache for NGINX, personally.
MySQL is an open source RDBMS, Relational DataBase Management System. MySQL is popular because it is reliable, performs well and is an economical way to power websites. LAMP development (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP also Perl and Python) applications make use of MySQL, which is used by big players such as Google and Adobe as well as folks like you and me.
PHP is a general-purpose server-side scripting language originally designed for web development to produce dynamic web pages
Sometimes referred to as a PHP freelancer, the PHP programmer specializes in PHP programming and is dedicated to building robust applications. Generally you can hire a PHP programmer hourly or by the project.
A PHP developer acts as the contractor and is the lead member of a team of programmers. Generally the PHP Developer oversees the entire development project.
Sometimes referred to as a PHP software engineer, a PHP engineer is an expert programmer experienced in building and managing high performance, scalable web applications using high quality and complex PHP programming code.
Secure PHP programming is a process where security is taken into account by a PHP developer for the creation of dynamic PHP database applications and to thwart hacking and other dubious attacks.
PHP programming for the enterprise involves scalable, redundant database applications and services written by a PHP programmer for clustering and failover in critical applications.
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