Bitnami Radiant Stack
Bitnami Radiant Stack is a free and multi-platform software project that greatly simplifies the installation and hosting of the Radiant application and its runtime dependencies using native installers, cloud images, a virtual appliance or as modules over an already installed infrastructure stack.
What is Radiant?
Radiant is a no-fluff, open source and free Content Management System (CMS) that has been designed for small teams or individuals. Radiant is distributed under the MIT license, built using the Ruby on Rails programming language, and featuring Markdown, Textile or HTML support, as well as a built-in templating language.
Installing Bitnami Radiant Stack
The Bitnami Radiant Stack product is distributed mainly as native installers for the GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems, designed with BitRock’s cross-platform installer tool and compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit (recommended) computers.
To install the Radiant application on your personal computer, you will have to first download the binary file that corresponds to your machine’s hardware architecture, run it and follow the instructions displayed on the screen.
Host Radiant in the cloud
In addition to installing Radiant on personal computers, you can also deploy it in the cloud, thanks to Bitnami’s pre-built cloud images for the Amazon EC2 or Windows Azure cloud hosting providers.
Run Radiant on VMware or VirtualBox
Thanks to Bitnami, users can also virtualize Radiant on the VMware ESX, ESXi and Oracle VirtualBox virtualization software, using a pre-build virtual appliance based on the latest stable release of the Ubuntu Linux operating system.
The Radiant Docker container and LAMP/WAMP/MAMP modules
Unfortunately, Bitnami does not offer modules for its Bitnami LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP), MAMP (Mac, Apache, MySQL and PHP) or WAMP (Windows, Apache, MySQL and PHP) stacks, but it will provide users with a Radiant Docker container that can be downloaded from the project’s website (see link below).