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The Anatomy of a LEMP Server

LEMP Stack

I have used the LEMP Stack primarily in personal websites. Here is a brief descripton of the LEMP 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.

NGINX Web Server, Reverse Proxy and Load Balancer

From NGINX Wiki:

Nginx (pronounced "engine X", stylized as NGIИX, is a web server that can also be used as a reverse proxy, load balancer, mail proxy and HTTP cache. The software was created by Igor Sysoev and publicly released in 2004. Nginx is free and open-source software, released under the terms of the 2-clause BSD license. A large fraction of web servers use Nginx, often as a load balancer.

NGINX is my personal favorite web-server/load-balancer


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.


From PHP Wiki:

PHP is a general-purpose server-side scripting language originally designed for web development to produce dynamic web pages

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