A graphical installer that allows you to install MyBB on top of a Bitnami LAMP Stack
Bitnami MyBB Module is a free and multiplatform software project that provides users with a graphical installer that allows users to install the MyBB web-based application on top of an existing Bitnami LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) Stack, without having to deal with MyBB’s runtime dependencies.
What is MyBB?
MyBB is a free, platform-independent, and open source web-based software that has been created from the offset to act as a discussion board, also known as forum. The application is written in the PHP server-side programming language provides users with a professional look and a set of features borrowed from similar products.
Installing Bitnami MyBB Module
To install the MyBB software on top of your Bitnami LAMP Stack installation, you will have to download the pre-built binary package that corresponds to your computer’s CPU architecture (32-bit/64-bit), saving the .run file on your Home or Desktop folder.
Make the .run package executable (right click on it, go to Properties, access the Permissions tab, and check the “Allow executing file as program” option), double click the file, and follow the instruction displayed on the screen.
Virtualize MyBB or run in the cloud
In addition to installing MyBB on your personal computer, you can also virtualize it using Bitnami’s virtual appliance based on the latest LTS (Long Term Support) release of the Ubuntu Linux computer operating system, on top of Oracle VirtualBox and VMware ESX/ESXi virtualization software.
MyBB can also run in the cloud, thanks to Bitnami’s pre-built cloud images that have been designed especially to support the Amazon EC2, Google Cloud, and Windows Azure cloud hosting platforms.
The Bitnami MyBB Stack and Docker container
Besides the Bitnami MyBB Module product reviewed here, you can also download the Bitnami MyBB Stack installer from Softpedia, which has been created from the ground up to allow you to install MyBB and its runtime dependencies on personal computers. A MyBB Docker container will also be available for download on the project’s website.