Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Spin up your Online Store in Minutes with Bitnami Prestashop and AWS Lightsail

Regardless of whether you are using a cloud provider for the first time or are an experienced user, Amazon Lightsail is a proven choice for running your websites and applications. 

If you are planning to initiate your own e-commerce website, chances are that you will select Prestashop as the solution for launching your online store. We are delighted to announce that Amazon Lightsail just expanded its catalog and included the Prestashop Certified by Bitnami image. 

Follow this guide to get Prestashop set up and running on Amazon Lightsail with just a few clicks.

Now you can get your business running on the cloud within minutes! 

Bitnami Prestashop and Amazon Lightsail: The easiest and most reliable way to build your e-commerce store

Prestashop is unquestionably one of the most popular open-source e-commerce solutions among both developers and merchants. It provides more than 2000 themes and 3500 free and paid modules for you to customise your site. Bitnami has pre-packaged a blueprint image for Amazon Lightsail that bundles the most up to date and secure version of Prestashop and its components. 

It takes just a few clicks to have your site go live online. First, you need to log in to your Amazon Lightsail account and click “Create instance”. Then choose Linux/Unix as a platform and pick Prestashop from the list of available blueprints. Name your instance and click “Create Instance”. 

This will spin up a server with the Bitnami Prestashop image running on it. Getting the application password and the IP address of your Prestashop website is super easy thanks to the intuitive user interface, and you’re done!

To get the best out of Prestashop on your Amazon Lightsail server, check out this get started guide and the documentation for managing your Bitnami Prestashop image on Amazon Lightsail.