[wp-hackers] 1+1=2 or the meaning of AMP. WAS: So, this whole .htaccess thing...

Doug Stewart dstewart at atl.lmco.com
Mon Aug 28 15:27:44 GMT 2006

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Brian Layman wrote:
> Handy Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2006 12:33 PM
>> "when not in a *AMP world" would be IIS.  A = Apache.
> Well, knowing AMP is an acronym and not another software package makes a
> number of posts a lot clearer.  I've always assumed it was some software
> package I've never heard of.  The acronym isn't used all that often on this
> list.
> Just, in case there are any other people on this list who have also wandered
> what the heck this AMP software is:
> AMP = Apache/MySQL/PHP
> * could be  L for Linux or W for Windows
> Thus LAMP or WAMP are also common acronyms.
> And this explains the naming of the XAMPP package which has different
> flavors for the operating
> systems...


You're forgetting

AMPPP = Apache/MySQL/PHP/Perl/Python, for all those TurboGears users out
there. *grin*

Additionally, don't bother with XAMPP if you're running a Mac like me -
the Mac version is painfully out of date when compared to the other code
drops.  Opt for MAMP instead - like XAMPP, but with a lot less cruft
(basically, Apache, MySQL, PHP and SQLite).

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