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[Discuss] bitnami stacks are awful

I found that out the hard way when one of my clients was using the Bitnami
Drupal AMI and was complaining how slow his website was for getting barely
any traffic..  It was using ApacheFriends XAMPP as the backend web/db
server.  The problem was the way the AMI was deployed it used all the stock
configs which are meant for desktop development environment, not for
production loads.


On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 3:35 PM, Greg Rundlett (freephile) <
greg at> wrote:

> If you want to launch an Amazon Cloud instance with an application + LAMP
> stack, don't try to "make things easier" by starting off with a Bitnami
> AMI.  You'll only shoot yourself in the foot, and end up starting over.
> I'm against vendor lock-in, and their AMI doesn't come with an "uninstall"
> option; changes the location of and functioning of the principle services
> (the A, the M and the P plus if you consider the MOTD, the L too) and
> requires you to rely on their documentation in order to do anything instead
> of just setting things up the 'normal' way.  It's the antithesis of open
> source IMHO.
> Greg Rundlett
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