I've published a RightScale ServerTemplate for installing Bitnami's WordPress stack on Amazon EC2.

WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog.

It is based on an existing ServerTemplate by Bitnami. It differs from Bitnami's existing WordPress ServerTemplate in a few ways:

  1. it uses an Ubuntu RightScale MultiCloud Image as its base

  2. it has some of RightScale's RightScripts for logging and monitoring added

  3. it installs the WordPress stack from a supplied URL, meaning you can trial different versions of the WordPress stack easily

Using this ServerTemplate you can easily fire up a WordPress instance to:

  1. build and run a blog, or

  2. trial/compare different versions of Bitnami's WordPress stack

I've used it for the latter.

To try it out, simply grab a free RightScale account, then import my ServerTemplate.

Bitnami WordPress Stack

Next, add it to a deployment and fire it up. Once it's running you'll see something like:

Bitnami WordPress Welcome Page

I've published this as part of RightScale's ServerTemplate Showdown. It's nothing spectacular, but I found it useful and hopefully it will be of some use to someone else. I have a draft version that has some basic support for preparing and installing on an EBS volume, which would add persistence. I haven't released that version yet.

Follow me on twitter and if you use it, please let me know, if you have any questions or suggestions, fire away.

This entry was tagged rightscale, servertemplate, wordpress


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