Monday, October 06, 2008

Dynamic Web development framework : LAMP

LAMP is a popular web-development, technical jargon that stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP, sometimes P stands for Perl or Python. The key to the idea behind LAMP, was originally coined by Michael Kunze in a German magazine in 1998. LAMP is an excellent platform for web development solutions. LAMP can run both, server as well as websites. With this dynamic combo LAMP technology, you can establish a good software distribution package, acquire the components at a very low acquisition cost. This enables you to use the web browser to execute program and receive static and effervescent content above all it is a free of cost software.

LAMP platform is an effective alternative to commercial software for building and running dynamic and high performance web systems. It allows us to deliver online applications that are available anywhere, anytime online, where in the past applications stayed on the users desktop. With more and more complicated sites coming to the internet, you can create functional and attractive websites.

Benefits of the FOSS

Each of the components in the LAMP stack is an excellent example of Free or Open Source Software(FOSS). The benefit of the FOSS approach is three-fold.

First, the nature of FOSS means applications are available for free download, making them readily available to a wide range of people without payment.

Second, licenses are open and thus have few restrictions on their use and the deployment of applications based on the FOSS technology. It is possible to develop and deploy LAMP-based projects without paying any license fees for distributing the software.

Last but not the least, a major reason for the growth and use of FOSS technology (including LAMP), is that in combination with the open license, this simplifies the development process for many enterprises and gives them flexibility that simply isn't available within the confines of a proprietary or commercial-based product.

Using the LAMP in Your Business

Choosing to use LAMP in your business is not about cost although many enterprises will be attracted to the low-cost required for both development and deployment. Instead, choosing LAMP for your organization is all about the benefits it adds to your business.

Flexibility: There are no limits to what you can do with the LAMP stack, either technically or because of licensing restrictions. This allows you the flexibility to build and deploy applications in a method that suits you, not the supplier of the technology you are using.

Customization: Because LAMP components are open source, they have built up a huge array of additional components and modules that provide additional functionality. The open source approach enables you to do the same, customizing components and functionality to suit your needs.

Ease of Development: You can write powerful applications using LAMP technology in relatively few lines of code. Often the code is straightforward enough that even non programmers can modify or extend the application.

Ease of Deployment: With neither licensing issues nor the need to compile applications, deployment is often as easy as copying an application to a new host. Most hosting services provide LAMP-based environments as standard, or they can be deployed using a Linux distribution, such as Fedora or Debian.

Security: With many eyes developing the software and years of use by a wide range of users and community groups, LAMP technology is secure and stable. Problems are normally fixed very quickly, and without the need for a costly support contract.

Community and Support: A wide and experienced group of people is willing to provide help and support during the development and deployment of LAMP-based applications.

A-1 Technology has high levels of maturity and expertise in application design, open-source frameworks, methodologies and implementation on LAMP. We offer project development, maintenance and support of LAMP-based applications. A-1 Technology brings in superior skills in modern web-based technologies, databases and programming languages and has successfully delivered technically challenging and complex LAMP assignments across multiple domains.

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