This image is for customers that require legacy paravirtualization support (PV). New deployments should use the "WordPress powered by Bitnami" image at https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B00NN8Y43U. Bitnami WordPress is a pre-configured, ready to run image for running WordPress on Amazon EC2. WordPress is one of the world's most popular web publishing platforms for building blogs and websites. It can be customized via a wide selection of themes, extensions and plug-ins. See more
LetsEncrypt Didn't Work
I was looking for an easy LAMP install that I could use with LetsEncrypt for certs. I went through the initial install and everything went great, it wasn't super straightforward on how to find my application password but a little googl'ing helped point me in the right direction. I got Wordpress running just fine with no problems but couldn't get LE to do the auto installer... instead I would have to manage certs manually. Decided to build my own LAMP stack where LE works great.
Password doesn't work
Followed Amazon's instructions on setting this up, twice. Each time the generated password (in system log) failed when trying to login.
No problems at all
We had no issues with passwords etc. and installed easily. Very good AMI. We also installed a mail server on top without any issue. Not sure why some people are having problems with this, as its a pretty good image.
Bitnami products are very solid.
easy to use - if you RTFM
This is a great way to get your Wordpress up and running quickly.
Follow the instructions to get your initial password, not really too difficult.
If you want to build one or many sites from a single template (website) then I suggest you use Updraft Pro plugin to backup your old site and then restore it on AWS. Don't forget, the restore will change the user information from your old site. So you will get logged out after the migration. I have tried many different ways to do this but my comments above seems to be the safest and easiest way to do this. You will need to chmod on various folders to do new installs but thats easy and it also means your site is more secure. For more security I use Wordfence.
This is not a sales pitch just hopefully some useful information.
WASTE OF TIME
Spent a good 1.5 hours trying to find the password. Turns out it never generated. Went with another wordpress install. SUPER ANNOYING!
This is by far the best and easiest way to launch a wordpress site on AWS. You do need to be a bit more advanced that the average web developer. Accessing AWS via SSH is a bit tricky for the average person. Just read the tutorials and you'll be fine. 5 stars!
Excellent implementation! No issues whatsoever.
This latest release is fantastic and super easy to get up and running. The provided documentation and instructions for obtaining logins, etc. worked like a charm. Once its running, updating WordPress to 4.4 was a one click deal within the admin. No issues as indicated in earlier reviews. Permissions or otherwise. Any kinks seem to be worked out. Truly a time saver and what's better than free for both the AMI and the micro instance.
Does what you need it to do!
I migrated my previous wordpress to this Bitnami image and it worked perfectly. Exactly as I needed it to out of the box. What more do you need??! :)
For an AMI (Amazon Machine Image) you would expect that it is truly turn key and ready to go.
It simply isn't. And the documentation that is offered on the marketplace page is completely wrong.
The password CANNOT be found in the system log for the instance. Therefore you get a wordpress installation that you can't even log into! Very useful!
If you're not careful you might not even get an instance with a public IP address (Bitnami makes no effort to warn you about this problem).
If you can't get access to the password for the installations (wordpress, mysql) then what is the point of using this image?
The AIM is well organized and everything is in /opt
Too bad I had to look for passwords on forums.
It would have been nice to have this in a .password file so one make use of them easely