Installing the LAMP environment on a Linux system is easy if you are comfortable with using the native package management software. If you on a Red Hat/Fedora/CentOS system, that will be yum – and for Debian/Ubuntu systems, that will be apt. This tutorial shows you how to install Apache 2, PHP 5 and MySQL 5 in Debian using apt.
I am an open source guy – so naturally I prefer the flagship OSS software Apache to the proprietary Microsoft IIS. But there is one area where IIS does a better job than Apache – the case sensitivity of URLs.