Wednesday, October 10, 2012

New BitNami Stack for Plone!

We are happy to announce a new addition to the BitNami Application Library, Plone CMS. It is a free and open source content management system built with Python on top of the Zope application server. Plone can be used for all types of websites, including blogs, internet sites, webshops and internal websites.

The BitNami Plone Stack simplifies the installation and configuration process of Plone and its dependencies. It includes a pre-configured version of Plone 2.4.1, Python 2.7, Apache 2.2 and all other required dependencies.

The BitNami Plone Stack is configured for both development and production environments. The default configuration is the following:
  • Apache is configured as a proxy server. It is running in the default port (80 or 8080) and you can also configure it for serving your static content in production.
  • Zope is running as a one instance cluster. You can easily add more instances to the cluster in your production environment. It is running in port 8081 by default.
  • Zeo server is running in port 8100 by default.
Once you have downloaded and installed the free native installer, virtual machine or deployed the Amazon Machine Images (AMI's) in the cloud, you can access the Zope management interface and create your first Plone site.

Zope management interface
New Plone site

Check our Quick Start Guide to learn more about how to start working with your BitNami Plone deployment. 

We also provide simplified deployment and management of Plone in the cloud with BitNami Cloud Hosting. Sign up for our free developer plan to check it out!