Every Bit(nami) Counts — Get Your Official WordPress Bundle for the Cloud with Bitnami and AWS

Are you a developer? Do you use Bitnami to install open source web applications? Automattic (the folks behind Jetpack,  WordPress.com, WooCommerce, and more) has partnered with Bitnami to make it easier for you to install official WordPress bundles that will help you meet your scaling needs. Bitnami is one of the easier ways to deploy production-ready WordPress sites in the AWS cloud: it provides production-ready solutions for AWS servers, so you can start using your new application for mission-critical work immediately, saving you precious development time. Starting today, Bitnami-created and Automattic-endorsed Production-Ready WordPress bundles are available in the AWS Marketplace — and they come with Jetpack built right in.

A WordPress Installation for Every Need

Bitnami provides a library of installers, or software packages, for web applications and development stacks. Production – Ready WordPress are pre-configured bundles designed for production environments. We’ve made the following Bitnami WordPress bundles official with more to come:

Bitnami: Under the Hood

Wonder how it works? Bitnami WordPress Production-Ready spans two availability zones in the AWS region, and the auto-scaling group is configured in each node to ensure high-availability and horizontal scaling. This specific solution maximizes performance through a replication model for distributing workloads across multiple WordPress instances. WordPress Production-Ready also uses Elastic Load Balancing to distribute requests across the nodes, and EFS for persisting files and ElastiCache cluster with Memcached for caching database queries to Amazon Aurora. 

Jetpack and Bitnami 

The free version of Jetpack is included with these bundles and is ready to help you grow, build, and secure your cloud-hosted site. While Bitnami helps you to quickly set up a production- ready WordPress bundle, Jetpack helps to secure and speed up your site.

Learn more

Join us for a live webinar with the Bitnami and AWS teams on August 14th, 2019 at 10am PDT. Click here to register

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • When it makes sense to host your own WordPress server in the cloud
  • How to use the official WordPress image from the AWS Marketplace to get started
  • The benefits of using the WordPress Production-Ready image
  • How AWS provides a great experience for cloud users

And if you’re not an AWS user? Jetpack is working closely with Bitnami to bring you official WordPress cloud bundles across other platforms. We’ll announce them here as they become available!

Watch a 2019 talk on Jetpack, Bitnami, and AWS

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Jesse Friedman

Jesse Friedman has been building websites for 20 years, and exclusively with WordPress since 2006. Jesse has written several books, taught 100’s of students as a professor, and organized dozens of local meetups along with a few WordCamps. Jesse has spoken at tech conferences around the world including SXSW, HOW, Future events and many more; and has consulted for a wide array of companies from small agencies to multi-billion dollar international companies. Today Jesse is the VP of Innovation and Partnership Success for Jetpack at Automattic, where he spends his time working on partnership and marketing strategies.

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