XAMPP, WAMP, LAMP, MAMP The Comprehensive Guide

PTI ACADEMY   |   Oct 08, 2019   |   7629

The server that is hosted locally on your computer is called a local server, with the help of a local server, you can run websites and test its running time and then you can update it to the web server. It becomes easy for you to use and saves time. XAMPP, WAMP, LAMP, MAMP are all local servers used for developing PHP sites, in a nutshell, they are server stacks. The positive effect of using the software is you can easily spot the errors and bugs before uploading it. Now let us look into the difference between XAMPP, WAMP, LAMP, and MAMP.



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WAMP stands for Windows, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. This only works in Windows operating system. This is also an open source and uses an Apache web server. The additional software that it uses MySQL relational database management system and PHP for an object-oriented scripting language. Without publishing the sites, a web-developer run this on the local server. With this, you can check dynamic websites. It is available for both the 32 bit and 64-bit operating system. The best thing is it is easy to code and use PHP.



LAMP is a combine of the package for Windows, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. LAMP is also an open source and it works only on Linux operating system. Apache is the web server for LAMP. It is easy to code with PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) and it proves to be a very ubiquitous and cheap hosting platform. The Relational database management system used for LAMP is MySQL. It doesn’t only generate HTML pages, but also dynamic web pages. This platform has four layers.



MAMP stands for Mac, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. This works only on a Mac operating system. It gives you all the tools that you can run WordPress easily on your system for both development and testing. The object-oriented language is PHP. The plus point of all of these is that they are easy to use and you don’t need to be very highly skilled to be able to use all of them. These servers come with different default setting and you can very easily perform the testings. So, in the end, we conclude by saying that as per user reviews we have come to know that LAMP is the most used and best for a live running website. WAMP, MAMP, and XXAMP are also used, but aren't generally used for the production kind of environment.