WordPress is one of the world’s most popular web publishing platforms for building blogs and websites. It can be customized via a wide selection of themes, extensions and plug-ins.
Why use Bitnami WordPress?
Bitnami makes it easy to run WordPress in the cloud, virtually or locally in mere minutes. Bitnami WordPress is
- Up-to-date: We track every release of WordPress and update our stack shortly after it's released.
- Secure: If ever vulnerabilities or serious security issues are discovered, we provide new versions of WordPress as soon as possible, often within hours of the availability of a fix.
- Consistent: We package WordPress consistently every time so that the experience of deploying natively, as a virtual machine or hosting it in the cloud is nearly identical.
- Free: The Bitnami WordPress stack is distributed free under the Apache 2.0 license.
We take care of compiling and configuring WordPress and all of its dependencies (third-party libraries, runtime, and database) so it works out-of-the-box. It includes ready-to-run versions of Apache, MySQL and PHP. With Bitnami WordPress, you can:
- Experiment with an unlimited number of demos or plugins
- Deploy it quickly, easily and consistently
- Develop proof-of-concepts for your clients
- Save money and improve reliability
- Host WordPress in the cloud
WordPress is a popular blogging software and powers more than 10% of all websites globally. Developed by Automattic, WordPress rose to popularity quickly because of it's up-to-date development framework, extensive feature set, flexibility, rapid and multilingual publishing ability, multi-author support, and thriving community. Thousands of free and commercial themes and plugins are available to extend and personalize WordPress for just about every situation.
WordPress Hosting versus WordPress Cloud Hosting
There are many options for hosting WordPress, including scores of ISPs. Typically if you pay an ISP more money, you get more hands-on services, but after WordPress is initially configured, you may not need these costly monthly services. Cloud hosting has the many advantages over traditional ISP hosting including the efficiency, reliability and scalability that comes with the shared resources of cloud operations. In addition, cloud prices are dropping every few months and that savings is passed onto cloud customers.
A major hurdle for WordPress Hosting has been the difficulty of set up, configuration, and maintenance. That's where Bitnami can help. Our one-click images make it incredibly simple to launch WordPress in the cloud. In minutes you can have WordPress up-and-running, easily set the size of your servers, and monitor monthly costs - all without having to be an IT professional.
With Bitnami, you can launch your WordPress instance in either the Amazon, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform clouds. Bitnami offers an easy-to-use Web management console for both Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure and Google users. Find out more about Bitnami Cloud Hosting for AWS, the Bitnami Launchpad for Microsoft Azure and the Bitnami Launchpad for Google Cloud Platform.
WordPress features include
- Rich text and HTML editing
- User roles and permissions
- Hundreds of themes, many optimized for mobile users
- Thousands of add-ons for ecommerce, SEO, email, spam filtering, analytics and more
- Multi-user and multi-blogging capabilities
- Multilingual support
- SEO optimized
- Plugin architecture and template engine
WordPress is a powerful and flexible blog publishing platform. While it's best known and arguably most widely used for blogging, dozens of different solutions have been built by WordPress users. WordPress can be used for just about any online publishing scenario and can easily be extended with free or commercial plugins and add-ons. Some solutions include:
Build a blog or website
Install WordPress on your desktop, customize it and migrate it to the cloud or to another public hosting provider when you're ready.
Create a portfolio
WordPress is ideal for creating portfolios for photographers, videographers, writers and others who have a large body of work. There are many optional themes available for displaying portfolios.
Launch a store
WordPress is way more than a blog. Many people use it for building portfolios, as landing pages, and even for e-commerce (there are several plugins to choose from).
Your unique solution here
The beauty of WordPress is how flexible it is for building just about any publishing solution you can conceive of. And with Bitnami, you're 2-minutes away from launch.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What components are included with an installation?
See our complete and up-to-date read me document for the specific names and versions of all open source components included.
- Is it safe?
- What kind of support do you provide?
We offer a bunch of free resources for Bitnami users including:
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Bitanmi semplify the test, and configuring of your personal site. Whit wordpress i have learn to use this CMS quickly and easily
On April 25th, 2014, I submitted a review of the then-current state of affairs of Bitnami WordPress. Since then, Bitnami has made an improvement in the installation, although it comes with one new drawback.
With the earlier (WordPress 3.9.0) version of Bitnami WordPress, the install had to be in the Applications folder (Mac OS X). Now, you can choose where you want Bitnami to install WordPress (version 4). This helps keep the clutter in your Applications folder to a minimum.
The trade-off is that before, you could have separate accounts on your computer, and each account would have it's own WordPress files under Bitnami. With the new version of the installer, every account on your computer sees the same WordPress install, and thus, the same files.
If you need separate WordPress installs for separate accounts, though, you can install Bitnami WordPress multiple times, once for each account where you need it.
However you decide to set it up, Bitnami WordPress still offers the best way to develop locally.
Absolutely works for my needs. It was a bit of a challenge in the beginning but once I got the IP hammered out for web browser access and installed LXDE desktop environment (for a simple basic GUI) on the virtual machine I was ready to go. This is my sandbox and my learning tool.
TL;DR - Do or do not, there is no try - you'll love it
Once I discovered how easy it was to install a contained Bitnami stack locally, I've been migrating all my WordPress sites under development as app modules. There's a noticeable improvement in performance compared to MAMP.
A few things I did to make it easier for me:
- Rename URL to remove /wordpress
- Copy "WordPress Module.app" to local directory and rename to wp.app
- Make aliases for quick install and server start
For a new project, I go to apps, bit-install instance_name. If I want to migrate a site to it, I use the Duplicator plugin to replace the contents of apps/instance_name/htdocs.
Thank you for providing all this and more. I'm inspired to try the Node.js stack as it seems like a perfect introduction for study. Docker support looks promising also.
Fastest local setup ever. Completely pain free. Allowed me to work on my clients project instead of wasting time on tracking down local host errors. Already using it for my next client.