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Web stack

A Web stack is the collection of software required for Web development. At a minimum, a Web stack contains an operating system (OS), a programming language, database software and a Web server.

LAMP is one commonly used Web stack. It uses Linux as the operating system, Apache as the Web server, MySQL as the relational database management system and PHP as the object-oriented scripting language. 

A Web stack is one type of solution stack -- an ordered collection of software that performs a particular task. 

 

This was last updated in July 2012

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