Unlike WordPress, Magento is not a just a content management system and the reason being is that it is designed to develop a website that is full-fledged e-commerce stores.
It assures complete flexibility to online merchants those who wish to change the functionality as well as looks of the eCommerce store. Along with this, the e-commerce platform also offers a robust feature which makes it easy for the developers to build any eCommerce store of all stature. It comprises of several features such as shopping cart solutions, multi-site support, catalog management, SEO-friendliness, and so much more.
However, installing a Magento software can be quite a haphazard task and can be a herculean task at times.
To tackle this situation we now have an excellent solution known as Bitnami Magento Stack, which is quite an incredible developer which assists the users so as to simplify the process of Magento software installation and to handle its runtime dependencies.
In this post, we will discuss Bitnami Magento. Along with this, I have discussed important considerations that one needs to pay heed to while using Bitnami Magento.
Bitnami Magento – An Overview
Bitnami is a library that includes numerous installers, along with software packages that simplify the process of installing all the required applications on a user specific servers or even cloud. Bitnami Magento is a one-click installer using which one can install Magento as well as its development environment on one’s server locally, as well as virtually or even on the cloud.
Following are the features that Bitnami Magento Stack offers:
1. Easy and fast Installation process
2. Quite a Secure Platform
3. Ease of Relocation
What you need to consider while Installing Bitnami Magento Stack
Now that we have ample lot of reasons behind making use of Bitnami Magento Stack, we now need to move on to some key considerations we need to have for the app:
1. Prime requisites
In order to install Bitnami Magento Stack you need the following things:
Intel x86 or compatible processor
Minimum of 256 MB RAM
Minimum of 150 MB hard drive space
TCP/IP protocol support
Compatible operating systems like Linux, 32-bit Windows OS, and OS X
Following are the components you need for the installation:
Magento version 2.0.4
Apache server 2.4.18
MySQL database 5.7.11
2. Bitnami Magento Stack installation
Bitnami Magento Stack can be downloaded from https://bitnami.com/stacks/. After completing the download, you need files with the following names:
bitnami-magento-2.0.4-0-linux-installer.run on Linux or
bitnami-magento-2.0.4-0-osx-x86-installer.dmg on OS X x86
bitnami-magento-2.0.4-0-windows-installer.exe on Windows or
bitnami-magento-2.0.4-0-linux-x64-installer.run on Linux 64 bit
Now we will go through steps that are needed to follow so as to install Bitnami for your Magento software on a Windows Server:
Step 1 – The first step is to begin downloading all the installers.
Step 2 – After completing the downloading process of the installer, search the folder that comprises of the files. Open up the folder, double-click the line that says “bitnami-magento-2.0.4-0-windows-installer.exe” which is an executable file that begins the installation process. The next is to get a pop-up box that has a label that says “User Account Control.” After getting that, accept, click Yes to accept it. Then you will get to see a setup wizard on your screen.
Step 3 – Click on the “Next” button to proceed the installation process.
Step 4 – Click on next if you wish to integrate it with Facebook and proceed further.
Step 5 – Check the ‘Installation Folder’ window, where you need to select the folder to install Bitnami Magento Stack. And then continue to press the Next button to proceed.
Step 6 – After installing your Magento Stack, you need to create an admin account by filling in the details such as name, email, and several others. Then after click on next.
Step 7 – The next step is to enter the hostname to configure your Magento installation. And again press the “Next” button.
Step 8 – Check the “Do you want to configure mail support” box so as to configuring email support.
Step 9 – Enter the information of ‘email user account’ and go to the Next page.
Step 10 – In this step you have to decide whether to add any extra information or not. And then, press Next.
Step 11 –This will start the setup wizard to install your Bitnami Magento Stack on the Windows OS.
Step 12 – Click on the Finish button as the installation is complete.
Step 13 – After launching the stack, you get to have quick access to your Magento application. Along with this, it also provided access to phpMyAdmin to administer your MySQL database, as well as application folder.
Step 14 – Then click on “Manage Servers” tab. This allows you to change the status of your MySQL Database, also the Apache Web Server quite quickly.
Step 15 – Installation complete.
Wrap it up!
I hope that the above mentioned points might have helped you to understand the reason behind using Bitnami Magento Stack while installing your Magento software. This tutorial was also a quick guide to making you learn the process of installing Magento using Bitnami on Windows operating system.