Red Hat article promoting LAMP Web development. The "P" in the LAMP is one of either Perl, PHP, or Python. I cut my teeth on web development with Perl 5 back in 1997 and stuck with Perl for most of my consulting career after that. I tried to switch to Python but decided that I did not like Python reliance on white space. I did some small PHP projects back in 2002 but forgot about it until quite recently. I am finding more and more reasons to use and PHP has become more popular than Active Server Pages (ASP) for web development.