Although LAMP stack has been there for a long time but now it faces stiff competition from MEAN stack as now web developers are shifting towards MEAN stack.
LAMP stack VS MEAN stack
LAMP stack stands for
- Linux server on which you are running an
- Apache Web Server- with
- MySQL as a Database and
- PHP as the Backend Language.
Whereas MEAN stack stands for
- MongoDB as a Database
- Express as the Web Framework
- AngularJS as a frontend framework and
- js as the server platform.
Advantages of Mean Stack:
Mongo DB is built for the Cloud:
MEAN stack offers a compelling database layer in terms of MongoDB. Plug in MongoDB and it spreads across your cluster of servers to offer failover support and automatic replication. Using MongoDB you can easily develop, test and host apps on the cloud, thus, making it a preferred choice for pennies-per-CPU usage.
MongoDB vs MySQL:
MongoDB strength lies in the relational Database as compared to MySQL. In MySQL, when we use relational database it feels a bit imprisoning at times as it forces to push the data in tables. This system works when every single entry fits into every single format, but fails miserably when this doesn’t happen.
On the other hand, MongoDB offers a document structure which is more flexible. So, if you want to add some new field then simply add the field to the form, roll it up with the rest of Data in a JSON document, and put it into the MongDB collection. This is great for projects in flux and for dealing with dynamic data which is difficult to constraint in a table form.
MEAN stack uses JSON:
AngularJS, MongoDB, NodeJS and ExpressJS all use JSON. Thus the Data flows neatly among all the layers without rewriting or reformatting. Although in LAMP stack, the PHP has code to import MySQL data and makes the process easy but that doesn’t help the client layer. Whereas in MEAN stack it uses the same JSON format for data, on client layer as well as on backend layer thus, making the process much simpler. JSON’s ubiquity through the MEAN stack makes working with external APIs that much easier: GET, manipulate, present, POST, and store all with one format.
Node.js simplifies the server layer and is super-fast: