What is BitNami?
The aim of BitNami is to simplify the deployment of web applications, such as wikis or blogs, in order to make them more accessible. There are a lot of high quality open source software packages that aren’t used as much as they could be because getting them up and running can be a complex process. We want to change that!
What are BitNami Stacks?
A BitNami Stack is an integrated software bundle that includes a web application and all of its required components (web server, database, language runtime), so it is ready to run out of the box. The Stacks can be deployed as traditional Native Installers, Virtual Machine Images or Cloud Images. Native installers are single file executables that you download to your machine. When double-clicked, they walk you through each step of the automated installation process. They are available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris. BitNami Virtual Machine Images are pre-configured and include a minimal installation of Linux and a BitNami Stack. They are available for VMWare and the latest version of VirtualBox. BitNami Cloud Images allow you to run a BitNami Stack in a cloud computing environment on a pay-as-you-go basis, and programmatically start and stop them. BitNami Cloud Images are currently available for Amazon EC2, with planned support for additional cloud environments.
Regardless of whether you choose a Native Installer, Virtual Machine Image or Cloud Image, you will be able to have your BitNami-packaged application of choice up and running in just minutes, with no manual configuration required.