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Open Source [LAMP]

Open source or LAMP is a platform that works as an excellent widget to create the most exclusive web-based software solutions along with dynamic and robust web design and development opportunities. Open source has numerous diversified platforms which are used by developers around the world for open source development needs. In general, open source development could be divided into four main categories; Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP (LAMP).

Advantages of open source development

Open source entitles unique features, benefits and advantages to its developers. Some of the features and advantages classified by us are:

  • Available for free
    The term, Open Source, conveys that it is openly and freely available. An open source developer or user can download it at no-cost and can carry out the process of open source development. This makes it a unique and more preferable platform as opposed to Microsoft.
  • Frequent free updates
    An open source platform is updated frequently, in addition, these updates are freely available and easy to install.
  • Plug-ins and add-ons availability
    Since it is open source, programmers around the world keep on updating it with numerous new add-ons and plug-ins. Furthermore, these can also be downloaded at no-cost.
  • Numerous frameworks
    Open source contains numerous frameworks such as Joomla, PHP, phpBB, drupal, magento, wordpress, and many more. This allows the user to select a framework which suits them best.
  • Best in solutions
    Open source development is best for providing solutions for custom CMS (Content Management System) development, web-based software applications, elegant web design and development and blog posting.

Aside from these, there are several other features and benefits of open source development, making it an excellent platform to formulate world-class software applications. Impowersoft has the competence, experience and expertise in providing clients with solutions in open source development. We cover all aspects of LAMP development. Below is a brief description of all four open source platforms.


Linux, previously known as UNIX is an open source operating system using the Linux kernel as it root. It can be installed on wide range of platforms including desktops, laptops, tablet pc’s, mobile phones and also on video game consoles.


Apache HTTP, commonly referred to as Apache, is an open source web based server. It has played a key role in the initial growth of the World Wide Web. It integrates the interface of various software languages including Perl, PHP, Python and many other open source platforms.


MySQL is a server database which allows multi-user access. It also colligates as relational database management system (RDMS).


PHP (previously, personal home page) is abbreviated as Hypertext Processor. It is an open source scripting language used for the development of most dynamic websites. Moreover, it serves as a core of open source development and covers various branches in the form of joomla, magento, phpBB, CakePHP and several others.

At Impowersoft, we have the relevant expertise and experience on all open source platforms. This sound knowledge allows us to deliver excellent solutions in open source development.

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