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WordPress Multisite Certified by Bitnami and Automattic

Bitnami by VMware | 6.2.2-5-r05 on Debian 11

Linux/Unix, Debian 11 - 64-bit Amazon Machine Image (AMI)

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28 AWS reviews

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    Santosh Ramachandran

Great Product, makes server side really easy!

  • July 21, 2014
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The Bitnami Wordpress Stack is excellent when hosting on a dedicated server such as Amazon EC2.

All the necessary components are taken care of with excellent documentation. These guys have cut down the learning curve to setup servers to half or even lesser.

Definitely recommend the Bitnami wordpress multisite image to anybody who would like to setup a wordpress multisite network.

Best Wishes and a Big Thank you!
Santosh Ramachandran


Poor initial experience

  • May 07, 2014
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Deployed the image and followed pages and links from the Bitnami's site and never could get logged into the Wordpress Admin Console ( /admin). Their instructions list a default user (that seemed valid), but the password for an AMI (non-CloudFront) instance failed. I'd love to rate this higher (I've installed Wordpress on CentOS before quite easily, but this was NOT the experience I would have expected for a pre-built image.


Definitely not plug and play

  • April 18, 2014
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After the AMI is ready in AWS the hunt for information starts. It starts with finding what the login info for Wordpress admin is (to be found somewhere on the Bitnami sites FAQ). Then logging in with SSH to the console is also not intuitive if you haven't done it before. It's more complicated than just entering a user and password. However to be fair, the super secure SSH login is an Amazon thing and not directly connected to the Bitnami installation.

The reason to login to the console at all is if you don't want your Wordpress installation in a subdirectory like the default (/wordpress) then it's getting really complicated. And actually that was the point I gave up. Even though some instructions were provided, they simply don't work. The command you are supposed to enter give a "command not found" error and the so called "manual way" asks me to edit files I don't have in my directory.


Free Tier Eligible Description Is Misleading

  • March 24, 2014
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Signed up for the Free Tier. Selected this product to install because the description said it was Free Tier Eligible in "bold". During the install was promptly warned it would not perform properly if installed at the Free Tier level. Completed the install with no issues as I was curious to see if it would even start correctly but it did. Then I deleted the server as it is useless to install something to test when you know in advance from the manufacturer that it won't run properly.

Tried the install on a Windows Server image that was "Free Tier Eligible" as well and that "Free Tier" image not only said it would NOT run correctly unless you installed it on a server two levels above the Free Tier, the disk image was larger all by itself than my entire Free Tier allocation.

I REALLY HATE bait and switch. Went back to my shared host to do my testing as I can't really use the Free Tier to test as nothing can be installed that's stronger than a pocket calculator at the Free Tier level.

This image and the Windows Server image "may" be great but the Free Tier language in this and the Windows Images is totally misleading. For that reason I give it an F along with the Free Tier program.

To run a couple of test servers at the proper computing level will cost me way more than at a shared host. I may come back when I get ready for production but for a startup incubator type of situation where you are trying to keep your costs as low as possible there are cheaper solutions out there.

    christopher zubris

I could use a more dummy proofed SSH setup.

  • February 17, 2014
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I can't really review too harshly because the webpage setup was pretty easy. But if you want to SSH in its a little trickier. The bitnami guides aren't taylored to EC2. For instance one guide keeps saying to copy the .pem file or to chmod the .pem file. I don't know how! Nor do i know the location of it because i can't ssh in. I'm sure i'm missing one simple line in the guide. I'll reread then ask for help. Their support is pretty good.

    Basar Tuncel

Multisite at your fingerprints

  • February 09, 2014
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This solution is great! It takes a few seconds and click to build your own multisite.

Yet, I still would love a step by step explanation of how to change multisite URL and sub-domains, specific to AWS, because I am still struggling with this issue. Somehow I will figure it out but it shouldn't be so frustrating to find a guide about this. But all and all, this is my problem and the product deserves a high-five.

    Raymond Johansson

Works fine after initial glitch

  • December 29, 2013
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I installed it but I could not figure out how to connect to the instance. After a while an automatic mail arrived showing default user and password



  • October 03, 2013
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I love this AMI
It's very useful because it is saving my time.
It reduced my time-consuming job.
Thank you very much

    tim 333

Good. Useful does what it says. Had a job figuring out how to connect

  • July 05, 2013
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The thing worked fine and produced a version of Wordpress. It took me quite a while to figure the username and password Wordpress are set up with are 'user' and 'bitnami' and when you try to connect to the instance you have to connect as 'bitnami' rather than ec2-user. It won't let you change the main login from 'user'.