OpenSolaris 2008.11 With Joomla 1.5.9 and AMP stack Provided by Sun Microsystems, Inc.

items>OpenSolaris 2008.11 With Joomla 1.5.9 and AMP stack Provided by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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Joomla 32 bit AMI based on OpenSolaris 2008.11, provided by Sun Microsystems, Inc.


Submitted By: nextgenec2
US East AMI ID: ami-7916f110
Europe AMI ID: ami-70f4dc04
AMI Manifest: sun-osol-2008-11/Joomla_2008.11_32_1.0.img.manifest.xml
Operating System: Linux/Unix
Created On: April 6, 2009 7:39 PM GMT
Last Updated: April 7, 2009 5:14 PM GMT
This 32 bit AMI is based on OpenSolaris 2008.11 AMI (ami-7db75014).
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Following components are included within this AMI

  • Joomla 1.5.9 (pre-configured state)
  • Apache 2.2
  • MySQL 5.0
  • PHP 5.2 (along with extensions like APC, DTrace, Suhosin, Memcache) runtime
  • phpMyAdmin for administering MySQL database.

Security Recommendations

  • Joomla Installation/configuration pages can be accessible using public DNS address associated with the instance. It is recommended to configure Amazon EC2 firewall on port '80' to limit inbound connections during re-bundling.


  • Joomla (bundled within this AMI in pre-configured state) is available under location /var/Joomla-1.5.9
  • Joomla specific configuration for Apache Web Server is available within /etc/apache2/2.2/conf.d/joomla.conf
  • Users can launch and configure Joomla by accessing http:///joomla in their browser
  • Apache and MySQL services are pre-configured to start on boot.
  • If you would like to use phpMyAdmin, you will need to do the following:
    • cp /etc/apache2/2.2/samples-conf.d/phpmyadmin.conf /etc/apache2/2.2/conf.d/
    • svcadm restart http:apache22
  • DTrace probes are available within Apache and PHP runtime. Sample DTrace scripts are available under /opt/DTT/

For more details on security information and image usage instructions, Please refer to the '/root/ec2sun/ README' file.

AMP Stack File Layouts

Apache PHP MySQL
Binary Runtime Files /usr/apache2/2.2/bin /usr/php/5.2/bin /usr/mysql/5.0/bin
Configuration Files /etc/apache2/2.2 /etc/php/5.2 /etc/mysql/5.0
Web Documents / Data Files /var/apache2/2.2 /var/php/5.2 /var/mysql/5.0

Administering AMP Stack

Command Apache MySQL
Start Service svcadm enable http:apache22 svcadm enable mysql:version_50
Stop Service svcadm disable http:apache22 svcadm disable mysql:version_50
Restart Service svcadm restart http:apache22 svcadm restart mysql:version_50

You can reset MySQL 'root'password by running following command:
# /usr/mysql/5.0/bin/mysqladmin -u root -p password ''


User can now take advantage of ZFS to manage EBS volumes and can store MySQL data on it. It may improve performance for certain workloads and database sizes.

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  • AMP Stack within OpenSolaris are delivered as part of WebStack project. For any questions related to these components, please write to webstack-discuss[AT]opensolaris[DOT]org

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