In the spirit of equipping you to make informed technology decisions that pay off, we thought it would be a good idea to offer a short comparison of MEAN vs. LAMP stack.

If you’ve worked with software developers before, you may have heard these two terms thrown around. But what do they mean? And why should you care?

We take a very pragmatic approach to choosing between MEAN vs. LAMP stack. Like everything else in our development process, we approach these tools with an open mind. At the end of the day, what matters is which one will accomplish your goals better.

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MEAN vs. LAMP Stack

“Stack” refers to technologies that stack on top of each other in order to create a web server environment. MEAN and LAMP are acronyms for two different collections of open-source technologies that are used for web development.

MEAN stands for:

  • MongoDB
  • Express.JS
  • Angular.JS
  • Node.JS

LAMP stands for:

  • LINUX
  • APACHE
  • MySQL
  • PHP

LAMP stack currently powers most of the web and has built many Linux-based servers. It’s the legacy stack that’s been around since the beginning of the web. MEAN stack is a new-fangled stack that is increasing in popularity and now powers a growing number of web apps. MEAN stack is known for being fast, easy, and scalable.

How to choose between MEAN vs. LAMP stack

At Praxent, we carefully analyze your ideas in order to recommend technology that best suits your needs. For example, the MEAN stack can be the right solution for scalability, while the time-tested tools in the LAMP stack may be a better match for other projects, especially legacy systems.

We’re not too prescriptive about stacks (we’re not very prescriptive about very much at all, for that matter). We weigh the unique situation, context, and purpose of each project we work on in order to identify the right tools for the job.

Before suggesting any software or hardware, our technical team will keep certain questions in mind:

  • Who will this project serve?
  • How might the project grow in the future?
  • What other technologies are currently in place?

Finding the right technical solution for your big idea

Your game-changing ideas deserve top-notch execution. It’s imperative that you align yourself with partners who will deliver a customized product that truly results in significant ROI.

Making the right decisions about MEAN stack, LAMP stack, and other aspects of software development is crucial to achieving your desired results. At the end of the day, software built with the right technology results in better performance, faster development, easier integration, and increased satisfaction for your customers.

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