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

Ron Guerin ron at vnetworx.net
Sat Sep 2 19:36:14 GMT 2006

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.

*The* common acronym is LAMP.  It originally stood for
Linux/Apache/MySQL/Perl, but it has been expanded to include PHP and
Python for "P", and occasionally "W" instead of "L" for Linux.

AMP is registered trademark of NYPHP, they've got a lot of members from
the local BSD group, which is probably why they found it difficult to
call themselves a LAMP/WAMP group.

- Ron

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