WAMP / LAMP / MAMP / XAMP - (WDE)
Web Development Environment(WDE):
WAMP , LAMP, MAMP, & XAMP
Web development environment:
allows us to develop web applications locally (offline)
To develop any web applications first we need to setup a web development environment in our local machine i.e. in our computer system. On setting up a web development environment we convert our local machine to behave as both client as well as the server.
To setup a web development environment for developing web applications using PHP and MySQL, according to the system specification we need to install one of the below mentioned software packages.
W-AMP, L-AMP, M-AMP & X-AMP: (WDEs)
W- Windows, L-Linux, M-Mac, X – any OS
The above mentioned software packages install:
A – Apache, M - MySQL, P - PHP engine
Apache (Web server):
Responsible for accepting requests from clients and sending responses back
Responsible for communicating with MySQL Database Server and managing it
Responsible for executing PHP script