Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Book Recommendation - Setting Up LAMP

Continuing the adventure of building a computer to provide myself with a web server driven by a database, I needed more handholding and information, so it was back to the book store.

The components have been selected on the basis of their being a) open source, and b) well documented. That led me to Linux for the OS, Apache for the web server, MySQL for the database, and PHP for the scripting language. This combination is known as LAMP.

A review of the available books for LAMP newbies, and I settled on "Setting up LAMP". As advertised, it takes you through all the installation and configuration issues without assuming any prior knowledge, the achilles heel of most computer books.

Highly recommended.

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