LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 06-08-2006, 12:05 PM   #1
xpucto
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Vienna, Austria
Distribution: Mint 13
Posts: 522

Rep: Reputation: 31
Lampp for a production server?


Hi!

What are the differences in terms of performances and security between LAMPP and apache/MySQL/PHP installed separately? I heard that LAMPP is not the right solution for a production server for example? If there are differences, how big are they?

Thanks.

Last edited by xpucto; 06-08-2006 at 12:06 PM.
 
Old 06-08-2006, 12:21 PM   #2
reddazz
Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: N. E. England
Distribution: Fedora, CentOS, Debian
Posts: 16,298

Rep: Reputation: 73
Your question is a bit vague. Apache, MySQL and PHP are part of the LAMP stack and are used extensively in production environments. Are you asking whether compiling from source is better than using precompiled packages?
 
Old 06-08-2006, 12:31 PM   #3
xpucto
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Vienna, Austria
Distribution: Mint 13
Posts: 522

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by reddazz
Your question is a bit vague. Apache, MySQL and PHP are part of the LAMP stack and are used extensively in production environments. Are you asking whether compiling from source is better than using precompiled packages?
Some people don't want to use LAMPP and prefer to install Apache, MySQL and PHp seperately because they think that they may have a more efficient solution than installing the whole thing together. The issue is not whether compiling from source is better than using precompiled packages, but if the confort given by LAMPP has some disadvantages in return, in term of security, speed, RAM requirements... Or if you prefer: are there any advantage to renouce the facility of LAMPP and rather to install Apache, MySQL and PHP seperatly? I heard a few times: LAMPP is nice at home but is not a professional solution. Is it correct? If yes, in which way?
 
Old 06-08-2006, 01:28 PM   #4
reddazz
Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: N. E. England
Distribution: Fedora, CentOS, Debian
Posts: 16,298

Rep: Reputation: 73
Are you referring to the package thats now called XAMPP? If you are, then I get what you are saying. I have never used it myself so can't comment much about it. To me its seems to be designed to make it easy for newbies to get started with AMP, but I am not sure if it performs well in production environments. Most distros include AMP packages and these can be easily updated using the distros package manager. I am not sure how easy it would be, to update from one version of XAMPP to another. I prefer compiling AMP from source, because I can customise the packages to include only the features I need.
 
Old 06-08-2006, 03:01 PM   #5
SweetLou
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Distribution: Debian Testing
Posts: 171

Rep: Reputation: 30
If you are talking about a bundled package, then I wouldn't use that in a production server. The reason is given above. It is much easier to upgrade one part of LAMP. If you do a bundled package thing, then you need to wait until whomever made the package updates it. So, you might be running with a security hole for a bit of time. Whereas if you need to update MySQL that can easily be done by yourself.
 
Old 06-09-2006, 07:58 AM   #6
xpucto
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Vienna, Austria
Distribution: Mint 13
Posts: 522

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 31
Sorry for the confusion, I meant XAMPP! Thanks for the answers. I looked at xampp's website, the current version is up to date:
Quote:
Apache 2.2.2, MySQL 5.0.21, PHP 5.1.4 & 4.4.2 & PEAR
. But they also say that there is not always an upgrade for each new version. How about apache, mysql and PHP: is there always an upgrade posibility for each new version?
 
Old 06-09-2006, 08:05 AM   #7
reddazz
Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: N. E. England
Distribution: Fedora, CentOS, Debian
Posts: 16,298

Rep: Reputation: 73
Most distros (except the enterprise class distros like RHEL) usually provide some sort of security update to AMP (this depends on the distro, so checkout the distro you intend to use).
 
Old 06-10-2006, 12:22 AM   #8
cs-cam
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Australia
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 3,544
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 56
<shameless plug for cool software>
What about LLMP?

Linux, Lighttpd, MySQL, PHP
 
Old 06-10-2006, 02:38 AM   #9
Tinkster
Moderator
 
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: in a fallen world
Distribution: slackware by choice, others too :} ... android.
Posts: 22,965
Blog Entries: 11

Rep: Reputation: 865Reputation: 865Reputation: 865Reputation: 865Reputation: 865Reputation: 865Reputation: 865
Or how about a REAL database and NICE programming language with a
clean design? :}

Linux, Apache, PostgreSQL & Python?


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 06-10-2006, 02:42 AM   #10
cs-cam
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Australia
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 3,544
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 56
Heh, I was going to say SQLite + Python but I haven't actually got that far yet, it's still stuck in the When I Get Time mental file
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MySQL 5 & PHP 5 for Production Server kevingbender Linux - Software 5 10-07-2005 09:38 PM
Production server? RusRob Debian 2 09-02-2005 01:53 AM
seting up mail server on lampp (linux) ziggis-soft Linux - Software 5 05-24-2005 04:18 PM
FreeBSD production server zoso *BSD 4 02-13-2005 10:08 AM
Apache logging on a production web server should be? ForumKid Linux - Security 0 01-11-2002 12:22 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:24 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration