How to Install Bitnami for WordPress on Windows

Bitnami for WordPress. You might have heard about bitnami alot but before getting into the installation process let us give you a brief introduction about it.

What is Bitnami ?

Bitnami is an AMP(Apache,MySQL,PHP) stack application which means it comes with complete web hosting capabilities. When installed it sets up a local  web host as well as any other application you want to add. In short bitnami is a simple way to host many open source publishing application including wordpress on your computer.

Normally when you want to launch a wordpress site you need to buy a domain and hosting services and only then you are able launch a website, but if you don’t want to launch a website and are considering to try and test wordpress locally installing bitnami is your best option.

Why install it ? 

When you install wordpress locally using bitnami all your website files will be stored on your own computer which means only you will be able to access your website. Its a great way for people starting to learn and make website free of cost,also once you have setup your website locally you can then move it to a live platform.

Lets start by installing bitnami.

It is going to be totally free and we are going to do this in very few simple steps.

Step 1 : Install a software name “Bitnami WordPress”

It is a software which is going to allow us run WordPress on our computer and you can download it from here.

Once the page is loads click on the “download for windows” button.

Step 2: Install the Software

Once the file is downloaded Open the file and click “ok”.¬†¬†

Now keep clicking “next”.

Till you reach the “create an admin account page.” On this page we are going to¬† enter the login credentials for our local wordpress site.¬†

Enter you name,email,username and password make sure to remember the details as it will be used to login into your wordpress account.

Again keep clicking “Next” and wordpress will be installed.

Once installed,it will automatically take us to this page 

WordPress is now installed. To access wordpress you need to click the “Access wordpress” button on the page.

Your wordpress website is now running. You can access your site anytime from here at localhost/wordpress on the browser.

If you want to login into your site then type this in your browser: localhost/wordpress/login and it will take you to the login page of your site

You can now login by entering the details we gave during the installation. Once logged in you can start building your site.

Once you have completely built your website you can then move it to live environment. We hope this article helped you understand about what is bitnami and how is it used for wordpress Feel free to contact us if you need any help regarding this topic. 

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