The LAMP Stack
As per Wikipedia definition: LAMP is a solution stack of free, open source software. The acronym LAMP refers to the first letters of Linux (Operating System), Apache HTTP Server, MySQL (Database software), and PHP, Perl or Python, principal components to build a viable general purpose web server.
It is evident from the definition that Database is a fundamental component of most web applications. Even for developing static websites CMS software like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal are used all of which have a Database in the back end to store static content. If you are using PHP, Perl or Python then MySQL is an integral part of the development.
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