What is the LAMP stack?

LAMP is a stack of free open-source software components, typically Linux / Apache / MySQL & PHP.

LAMP was named after these four open-source components: Linux (Operating System), Apache (Web Server), MySQL (Database), and PHP (Programming Language). Used together as a solution stack, LAMP makes the development of dynamic, database driven web sites and applications possible.

The LAMP stack is however not limited to these original four components: LAMP can be adapted with a multitude of componentry (typically also free & open-source). For example, the operating system, web server, database, and/or programming language(s) can all be interchanged with other desired similar components.


One of the most common types of web site hosting available today is based on LAMP or a similar open source stack. In fact, around 64% of active websites in use today are running open-source web servers (Netcraft).


One of the attractions of LAMP based hosting is that there are little to no license fees. Not only does that mean less overheads and costs for web hosting, it also comes with a plethora of free/open-source software. These include CMSs, development frameworks, and applications all freely available with no upfront or ongoing licenses or proprietary costs.

How do we use it?

We have been providing LAMP based hosting & development for over 10 years. Our experience and expertise allows us to develop zero limitation solutions & powerful applications for our Clients.

Our Experience

Revium has experience not only in LAMP web hosting but in LAMP stack development also. We are experts in the implementation of Content Management Systems (CMSs) such as Wordpress, Drupal, and Joomla; as well as bespoke development using Model View Controller (MVC) frameworks such as Laravel, Zend, Symfony, Yii and CodeIgniter.

We have been designing & developing LAMP websites & systems since 1995 and have a wealth of experience in Wordpress and MVC based frameworks also.

LAMP Benefits for business

  • Cost effective setup & ongoing hosting pricing.
  • A wide variety of open-source, out of the box, and custom solutions to suit our Clients’ needs.
  • No technological limitations or licensing restrictions. 
  • Stable & secure - updates & fixes are frequently released.
  • Abundant support and community outlets available, contributing to growth of open-source software (OSS) and LAMP stack.

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