Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Updated BitNami AMP Stacks for PHP development

We have just released updated versions of all of the BitNami AMP Stacks, which include a number of major updates and additions. If you are not familiar with the term, "AMP" stands for Apache-MySQL-PHP. The name of each BitNami AMP Stack depends on the operating system; there is WAMP for Windows, MAMP for OS X and LAMP for Linux.

We also release "APP" versions of these stacks, which include the PostgreSQL database instead of MySQL. As with the AMP Stacks, the APP Stacks are named differently for each operating system: WAPP for Windows, MAPP for OS X and LAPP for Linux.

All of the above BitNami Stacks have been updated to include the latest stable releases of their major components, which are listed below. We also offer development versions of the stacks which bundle beta or brand-new releases of the components. They are great for trying out the latest and greatest new releases in a contained environment.
  • Apache 2.2.22  (or 2.4.3 in the development version)
  • PHP 5.3.16  (or 5.4.6 in the development version)
  • MySQL 5.5.21
  • phpMyAdmin
  • PostgreSQL 9.1.3 (optional)
  • phpPgAdmin 5.0.4 (optional)
In addition to the above, the stacks bundle the following PHP frameworks for development:
  • ZendFramework 1.12.0
  • Symfony 2.0.17
  • CakePHP 2.2.1
  • CodeIgniter 2.1.2
  • Smarty 3.1.11
Smarty is a new addition to the stacks with this latest release. It is a template engine for PHP, facilitating the separation of presentation (HTML/CSS) from application logic. This implies that PHP code is application logic, and is separated from the presentation.

Check our new Quick Start Guide to know how to start with BitNami AMP/APP Stacks.

Welcome page
Applications page

As usual, the BitNami AMP Stacks are available in the form of ready-to-run installers, virtual machine images (VMs) and Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) for the Amazon Cloud. You can also get simplified deployment and management of AMP / APP development environments in the cloud with BitNami Cloud Hosting. Sign up for our free developer plan to check it out!