Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Amazon Linux Support Added in BitNami Cloud Hosting

We are happy to announce we just released support for Amazon Linux on BitNami Cloud Hosting! Amazon Linux is a distribution of Linux optimized for the Amazon Cloud that is binary compatible with RHEL and CentOS. As with the RHEL support in BitNami Cloud Hosting, we use the native Amazon Linux Stack for deploying the BitNami applications. This means that they are installed on top of the MySQL, Apache, and other components that come bundled with the operating system, allowing you to make use of the OS tools to keep your server up to date.

The Amazon Linux AMI is a supported and maintained Linux image provided by Amazon Web Services for use on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). It is designed to provide a stable, secure, and high performance execution environment for applications running on Amazon EC2. It also includes several packages that enable easy integration with AWS, including launch configuration tools and many popular AWS libraries and tools. Amazon Web Services also provides ongoing security and maintenance updates to all instances running the Amazon Linux AMI. Updates are provided via a pre-configured yum repository hosted in each Amazon EC2 region. Security updates are automatically applied on the initial boot of the AMI. Upon login, the Message of the Day (/etc/motd) indicates whether or not any additional updates are available.

The Amazon Linux AMI is now available at no additional charge in BitNami Cloud Hosting. For more information on Amazon Linux, please visit the Amazon Linux AMI page.

Sign up for free today to run your favorite open source applications on Amazon Linux in the cloud with BitNami Cloud Hosting!