My very first published article and it’s a good one. An outline of what makes up a typical LAMP stack and how knowing each layer applies to site owners and developers. Understanding the LAMP stack is critical for optimization. We all want our sites to perform there very best, but there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes down to server performance. A basic understanding of these software layers allows you to properly configure each directive to best perform for your unique site, user base, traffic and hardware configuration.