Bitnami Composr Stack (formerly Bitnami ocPortal Stack) is a cross-platform software project, distributed for free by Bitnami and designed from the ground up to to a help users with the deployment of the Composr (Content Management System) application and all of its runtime dependencies on GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.
What is Composr?
Composr is an open source and free web-based software that supports many types of content (galleries, news/newsletters, etc.) – and integrating rich media and advertising into them. Community features include forums, member blogs, WIKI, chat rooms and content commenting/rating.
Installing Bitnami Composr Stack
Bitnami’s Composr Stack is distributed as native installers, which are built using the BitRock InstallBuilder tool and designed to work with all GNU/Linux distributions. To install Composr on your computer, download the package that corresponds to your computer’s hardware architecture (64-bit or 32-bit), make it executable, run it and follow the on-screen instructions.
Run Composr on the cloud
Thanks to Bitnami, users can run Composr on the cloud with their hosting platform or by using a pre-built cloud image that helps you deploy ocPortal on the Amazon EC2 or Windows Azure cloud hosting providers.
Virtualize Composr or use the Docker container
In addition to install the Composr application on your personal computer or run in on the cloud, it is also possible to virtualize it, thanks to Bitnami’s virtual appliance for VMware ESX, ESXi and Oracle VirtualBox virtualization software. The VM image is based on the latest stable release of the Ubuntu Linux operating system.
The Bitnami Composr Module
Besides the Bitnami Composr Stack product reviewed here, Bitnami also offers a module for its Bitnami LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) stack, which allows users to install only Composr, without its runtime dependencies. Bitnami ocPortal Module is available for download from Softpedia, free of charge.