Bitnami Drupal Stack
Bitnami Drupal Stack is a free and multi-platform software project, an all-in-one installer that greatly simplifies the deployment of the Drupal web-based application and its runtime dependencies (MySQL, PHP and Apache) on desktop computers or laptops. It can be deployed using native installers, a virtual machines, cloud images, a Docker container or *AMP modules.
What is Drupal?
Drupal is an open source, free and cross-platform content management system that allows an individual or a group of users to easily publish, manage, and organize a wide variety of content on a website.
Installing Bitnami Drupal Stack
Bitnami Drupal Stack is mainly distributed as native installers for the GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems, supporting 64-bit (recommended) and 32-bit hardware platforms.
To install the Drupal application on your personal computer, just download the package that corresponds to your PC’s hardware architecture, run it and follow the instructions displayed on the screen.
Run Drupal in the cloud
Thanks to Bitnami, users are now able to run their own Drupal stack server in the cloud with their hosting platform or by using a pre-built cloud image for the Windows Azure or Amazon EC2 cloud hosting providers.
Virtualize Drupal or use the Docker container
In addition to install Drupal on your PC or run it in the cloud, you can also use a virtual appliance, designed by Bitnami for the VMware ESX, ESXi and Oracle VirtualBox virtualization software, and based on the latest stable release of the Ubuntu Linux distribution. A Drupal Docker container will also be available on the project’s homepage.
The Bitnami Drupal Module
Besides the Bitnami Drupal Stack product reviewed here, Bitnami also offers a module for its LAMP, WAMP and MAMP stacks, which allows users to deploy the Drupal application on personal computers, without having to install its runtime dependencies.