Bitnami

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Bitnami
Bitnami logo 2013.png
Developer(s)Bitrock Inc.
TypePackage management system
LicenseApache License 2.0
Websitebitnami.com

Bitnami is a library of installers or software packages for web applications and development stacks as well as virtual appliances. Bitnami is sponsored by Bitrock, a company founded in 2003 in Seville, Spain by Daniel Lopez Ridruejo and Erica Brescia.[1] Bitnami stacks are used for installing software on Linux, Windows, Mac OS X and Solaris.[2] VMware acquired Bitnami on May 15th, 2019. [3]

Technology overview[edit]

Bitnami stacks are available for web applications such as WordPress, Drupal, Joomla!, Redmine, AbanteCart, PrestaShop, Magento, MediaWiki and many others. In addition to the application itself, the stacks include the other software required to run that application. For example, a WordPress stack will include WordPress, as well as the MySQL database to manage data, Apache Web server to serve the pages, OpenSSL library for basic cryptographic functions and PhpMyAdmin to administer MySQL. Bitnami installers are released under the Apache License 2.0.[citation needed]

Using automated cloud computing management, Bitnami offers users automated application deployments of open source server apps from Oracle Cloud, Amazon EC2, Azure and Google Cloud Platform servers.[4]

Since July 2009 Bitnami also offers ready-to-run virtual machines that contain a minimal and configured Linux operating system. Bitnami offers open source applications as modules for XAMPP package developed by Apache Friends[5]

The distinct difference between installation of Bitnami installers and native installs (e.g. rpms and debs on Linux) are that they are installed in a way as to prevent interference with existing software and libraries. If multiple applications are installed on the same web server considerations for resolving conflicts on specific ports must be made.[citation needed]

On February 13, 2009, Bitnami announced the release of the Enano CMS web stack,[6] which is unique in that, according to Bitnami and to the Enano CMS Project, the stack module was the first to be externally developed.[7]

On February 2010, Bitnami announced the release of Bitnami Cloud Hosting[8] a service that allows deploying Bitnami stacks on the Amazon EC2 cloud, with automatic monitoring and backups.

On May 15, 2019, VMWare announced its intent to acquire Bitnami. [9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ About Bitrock Bitrock Inc. Retrieved on 2009-04-15.
  2. ^ "Easy Install on Solaris Made by BitNami.org" PC District. Retrieved on 2009-04-15.
  3. ^ [VMware to acquire Bitnami]https://blog.bitnami.com/2019/05/vmware-to-acquire-bitnami.html
  4. ^ "Bitnami on RightScaleTM beginner's guide"
  5. ^ "Bitnami for XAMPP". Retrieved 2019-04-09.
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ "Enano Bitnami CMS Stack Released" Archived February 28, 2009, at the Wayback Machine Enano CMS.
  8. ^ "Bitnami Cloud Hosting on AWS blog"
  9. ^ [2]

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