The term LAMP platform stands for: Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP/Perl/Python. Linux OS distributions are the core of the L.A.M.P. server software combination. It is the most popular among the web developers because of its stability and flexibility.

Apache is a open source HTTP Server management software and is probably the most popular web server automation program. It is developed and maintained by a large community of developers with the help of the Apache Software Foundation. The Apache is available for Unix, GNU, FreeBSD, Linux, Solaris, Novell, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows  and other operating systems.

MySQL is a relational database management system (RDBMS), which when run on a server, provides multi-user access to a number of databases. There are more than 10 million servers that run MySQL.

PHP is a programming language designed for producing dynamic web pages and is used mainly in server-side application software. Perl and Python are also programing languages.