This book deals with the tasks of installing, configuring and using a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) stack for the purposes of serving a custom web application. This book consists of two volumes. Volume One details the installation of the Red Hat 6 Operating System and configuration choices involved there, the Apache, MySQL and PHP installation and configuration plus the installation of the phpMyAdmin application to help manage the MySQL database. At every stage, the author’s real-world experience guides you with Reliability, Availability and Serviceability advice to help you choose the most manageable and secure configuration for your needs. Volume Two walks through the design and writing of a LAMP-driven “wishlist” application for the web using the MySQL database for storage. MySQL and PHP development are covered in this practical application; all source code is available for download.