LAMP with PHP 5.6 Certified by Bitnami

Deploying and configuring an environment can be a difficult and time-consuming hurdle to clear before working on a new application. When installing and configuring multiple components and libraries, many of which can conflict with one another, it is easy to make mistakes. This is why a pre-configured LAMP environment is so helpful- everything just works out of the box. Beyond the core components of the stack, Bitnami's LAMP includes extras that make it more powerful out of the box. Popular PHP frameworks like Zend and Laravel are pre-installed, as well as a wide variety of add-ons for func... See more

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What is the value?

  • By Bodywise
  • on 11/13/2017

I am not certain I see the value of this AMI. I installed it hoping that it would enable all my PHP scripts. As mentioned in previous reviews, you will need to spend considerable time reconfiguring the virtual hosts. It is not straightforward. After hours and hours it still did not enable my PHP scripting.

There are good reviews explaining how to set up LAMP step-by-step. These are also fraught with some difficulty, but the complex virtual hosting is bypassed.

And there is no way of contacting "technical support." So you are on your own.

As with all technical services, the documentation is awful.

Don't waste your time

  • By Leo
  • on 06/25/2017

I lost a lot of time trying to get a extra vhost properly configured
needing lots of extra work mainly on the php fpm module

I'm sure Bitnami made a good effort but it ended in me getting a clean ubuntu image and starting from scratch

Good for new Linux users, not so good for experienced users.

  • By RussellG
  • on 06/04/2017

This LAMP Distro is definitely aimed at Linux new comers more than for experienced Linux cmd-line users. The web-based application management system reminded me of cPanel, though command-line tools are available for many functions in the Bitnami package. But they are not the "standard" Linux commands due to their packaging and location in /opt.

Thus my recommendation is that this is fine for newcomers or cPanel users, but advanced users will probably want to build out their own LAMP distro so that packages are located and function as they are already used to.

Note, if you are training to be a Linux Dev/Ops person, build your own LAMP stack from scratch, so you can learn the default layout and commands that your distro (Ubuntu, CentOS, Fedora, etc.) uses instead.

Worst expreriense ever

  • By Dmitriy Makarenko
  • on 05/05/2016

This image is really awful!
1) All applications are installed in /opt/bitnami instead of their default locations. If an expert, like me, tries to work with it, he has to learn all configs from scretch.
2) All applications are highly coupled. In order to change mysql data location I had to edit 15!!! files.
3) It's not possible to restart single application, as all of them are installed in a bundle.
4) There's no even restart for the bundle service.

The result: 2 work hours lost + moved to other image

Probably it was the worst experience I ever had with preinstalled images.

Failed to use it

  • on 09/24/2015

Probably good for experts but very strange for a newbie.
Apache is not configured as usual (index.php is not recognized as default page). I failed to find documentation to create virtual servers (the final s is important) on a single instance. I was unable to import my aws instance in the Bitnami console.
I gave up after an hour, and went back to naked ubuntu with apache, mysql, etc ... manual install.


  • By Thom DeSirant
  • on 07/14/2015

Every piece of software that I've used from Bitnami is excellent, this is no different. Easily create and destroy server instances with an easy to use, standardized LAMP stack. I highly recommend this.

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