Difference between XAMPP and a LAMP server?

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Difference between XAMPP and a LAMP server?

Postby goteachthailand » 24. October 2011 04:05

Perhaps a stupid question but what is the difference between XAMPP and a LAMP server? I setup a Ubuntu box to host an Apache server and run MySQL and PHP. I develop sites in XAMPP on my Windows machine.

Sadly, I've never taken the time to properly figure out what all the letters mean and how the services differ.

Any explanation?
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Re: Difference between XAMPP and a LAMP server?

Postby Altrea » 24. October 2011 04:54

XAMPP stands for:
X-platform (There are versions for Windows, Linux, Mac OSX and Solaris)
Apache
MySQL
PHP
Perl

Now you can guess, what LAMP stands for :D

XAMPP on Linux is just another LAMP Stack. It is preconfigured and compiled the way the XAMPP developers think it is the best way for developing and portability. Other AMP-Stacks don't focus that way on crossplatform and portability, thats the big difference. And of cause the really really helpful and brilliant community here 8)
We don't provide any support via personal channels like PM, email, Skype, TeamViewer!

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