LAMP represents the open source web platform. LAMP is a platform, consisting of Linux + Apache + MySQL + PHP/Perl. LAMP is the platform of choice for the development and deployment of high performance web applications. We at Intellect have expertise in developing applications using the LAMP platform.

Our LAMP services include:

  • Application Designing and architecting based on LAMP Platform
  • Development and Programming using PHP & Perl. We have expertise in open source software like
  • OsCommerce, Zen Cart, Joomla, Drupal, WordPress, phpBB, MediaWiki, etc
  • Development, Support and Enhancement of existing applications
  • Language Expertise: PHP, Perl
  • Database Technology: MySQL
  • Performance tuning/benchmarking of existing web applications

Learn more about the LAMP Platform:


– The name Linux is used in three different ways. First, Linux is the kernel, the heart of the operating system. Strictly speaking, this is the true meaning of Linux. The kernel sits at the lowest level and manages the hardware.

Linux also refers to the operating system. The kernel alone isn’t enough to provide a functional computer system; it provides the foundation, and the operating system adds the tools to make the system usable. As an operating system, Linux consists of the kernel, plus an extensive set of libraries, compilers and debuggers, system utilities and programs, as well as one or more command shells.

Linux is described variously as free and as open source. The two terms have much the same meaning. As it is used to describe Linux, the term free does not mean that there is no cost to purchase the software (although it is true that many versions are available for a free, no-strings-attached download from the internet). Free is used here in the FSF sense of software freedom. From the FSF website: “The Free Software Foundation . . . is dedicated to promoting computer users’ rights to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute computer programs.”

The term open source has much the same meaning. It was established to provide a term that was more neutral and didn’t have the wild-eyed radical overtones that many businesses in particular read into the FSF concept of software freedom.
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– The Apache HTTP server

  • Is a powerful, flexible, HTTP/1.1 compliant web server
  • Implements the latest protocols, including HTTP/1.1 (RFC2616)
  • Is highly configurable and extensible with third-party modules
  • Can be customized by writing ‘modules’ using the Apache module API
  • Provides full source code and comes with an unrestrictive license
  • Runs on Linux, Windows NT/9x, Netware 5.x, OS/2, and most versions of Unix, as well as several other operating systems
  • Is actively being developed
  • Encourages user feedback through new ideas, bug reports and patches

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– MySQL is a multithreaded, multi-user, SQL Database Management System (DBMS) wtih more than six million installations. MySQL AB. makes MySQL available as free software under the GNU General Public License (GPL), but they also license under traditional proprietary licensing arrangements for cases where the intended use is incompatible with the GPL.

There are APIs available that allow applications written in different programming languages such as C, C++, Java, PHP, Perl, etc to access MySQL databases. MySQL is popular for web applications and acts as the database component of the LAMP and WAMP platforms.
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– PHP and Perl are two very popular Web programming languages. They both have many libraries and extensions that can simplify the process of development, but often you can find a Perl library you want, and not the corresponding library in PHP.

Many large projects use both PHP and Perl, with some subsystems implemented in PHP, and others in Perl. The PHP Perl extension was implemented to allow the usage of Perl code from within PHP. It is a wrapper that embeds the Perl interpreter and converts data from PHP to Perl and back.
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