If you’re not already familiar with BitNami, the aim of the project is to help spread the adoption of open source software by making it easier than ever to install and configure. Whether you’re an experienced techie or a total newbie, you’ll be able to get open source applications installed in just minutes with our easy to use installers. Still not convinced? Read on for 5 reasons BitNami will make your life easier.
1.- A wide variety of great applications
BitNami provides a diverse catalog of Open Source applications for both personal and business use. BitNami-packaged applications range from wikis and blogging software to Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software. In addition to the application
stacks, several development stacks are available for languages such as PHP, JRuby ,Ruby and Python. BitNami currently offers 30 ready-to-run, open
source software stacks, and we’re constantly adding more. You can vote for
your favorite application to be packaged in our polls.
2.- Easy to install.
One of the greatest benefits of the BitNami Stacks is that they are
incredibly easy to install. Even if you are not very technical, you can have
a BitNami Stack up and running in just a few mouse clicks. All of the installation and configuration steps are completely automated for each BitNami Stack. All you have to do is answer a few simple questions, click ‘Next’ and ‘Finish’. Don’t believe us? Try it for yourself! Download the BitNami Stack for your favorite application and take it for a spin.
Uninstalling the Stacks is just as easy as installing them. Just run the uninstaller and your system will be right back to the way it was pre-install.
4.- Use the Same Stack for Evaluation, Development and Deployment
The ease of installing and uninstall apps makes BitNami Stacks ideal for
evaluating new applications, but they are also meant for both development and production use. BitNami Stacks are great for development because you can
install and run several instances of the same stack on a single machine makes, and we work hard to make sure they are stable enough for deployment into production. The fact that you can run the same BitNami Stack across all of these different environments makes it very easy to maintain consistency, which saves you from losing time tracking down issues due to small variations in stacks across environments. The BitNami project is all about making your life easier!