What's a LAMP, you say? LAMP is the open source web platform: Linux, the Apache web server, the MySQL database, and the PHP scripting language. I've run a couple—one at home and one at my office—and I expect to run some more. They are very easy to set up, configure, use, and maintain, and they're cheap as dirt, because the software is free and the hardware can often be free as well. The server at my house is an old 233MHz Pentium II that I just had lying around. There are plenty of machines like that lying unused in offices around the world.

This section of the site contains some things I've learned while operating my LAMPs. There's nothing earth-shattering here. I'm no expert. But I hope someone will find this stuff useful. The Apache section contains a few Apache tricks I've picked up. The PHP section contains some scripts I've written and found useful myself. Information on how to set-up and configure a LAMP is contained in the networking section of the site.