Friday, October 29, 2010

LAMP is dimming

For most of the last 10-15 years the LAMP suite has been one of the major modes of web development. LAMP is composed of four parts,

  • Linux
  • Apache
  • MySQL 
  • Perl, PHP or Python
While Linux will stay as part of the standard developers stack for years to come the other three parts of the lamp  suite seem to be getting a bit crufty.

Apache is a fine web server, but it is using a multi process model. Each connection ties up a process. As connections become longer lived with new technology like Commit the memory usage of an apache server tends to grow heavily. Event loop technologies like nginx and node.js may soon take over. For delivering static pages apache still has much to recommend it. 

Next time Cracks in MySQL

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