(Apache web server, MySQL database, PHP, and Perl) is used as an environment for web developers working on any platform (including Linux, Mac OS, and Windows).
Some of the considerations when deciding which one to install include:
|only for development and testing||used for public webservers|
|preconfigured with extra tools||more difficult to configure|
|easily started and stopped||easier to update, automatic updates and package management|
|different security settings||more secure|
This is a short tutorial on how to install and use XAMPP on Ubuntu 14.04.
You can also check the following links:
For a detailed guide of LAMP installation go here.