LAMP Open source ServerLAMP is an acronym defining a suite of Open Source technologies and software, merged on a single platform, enabling users to easily create and manage websites or web based software. Davyin Internet Solutions specializes in using the LAMP Open Source framework along with the content management system Drupal. Thanks to numerous projects carried under this specific configuration, we have developed the necessary expertise and knowledge to successfully setup and deploy large website architectures based on this framework.


Here is a quick run down of what LAMP stands for:

  • Linux, referring to the operating system; debian, centOs, rsync, ldap, samba, etc…
  • Apache, the Web server; url rewriting, authentication, .htaccess, modules setup
  • MySQL, the database management system (or database server); database queries
  • PHP or others, i.e., Perl, Python, the programming languages



The key to the idea behind LAMP, a term originally introduced by Michael Kunze in the German magazine c't in 1998, is the use of these items together. Although not actually designed to work together, these open source software alternatives are readily and freely available as each of the components in the LAMP stack is an example of Free or Open Source Software (FOSS).


LAMP has become a development standard. Today, the products that make up the LAMP stack are included by default in nearly all Linux distributions, and together they make a powerful web application platform.


The original LAMP acronym has spawned a number of other; related acronyms that capitalize on the main focus of the original combination of technologies to provide feature rich Web sites.