LAMP (Linux / Apache / MySQL / PHP) platform is a niche alternative (open-source) to commercial software for building and running dynamic and high performance web systems.
PHP (Hypertext-Preprocessor) has become one of the major players on the web development market in the last few years. It is also widely used web-site development language used for development of dynamic websites using MySQL as database.
PHP is open-source technology. PHP / MySQL support wide range of Operating Systems. It comes inbuilt with Linux, Unix but it also runs on windows. Performance Benchmarks have shown MySQL to be one of the fastest databases. Apart from MySQL, PHP supports a large number of databases. Being a server side HTML embedded scripting language. It provides web developers a full suite of tools for building dynamic websites.