Quickly Install WordPress Using Stackato PaaS
by Phil Whelan

Phil Whelan, May 9, 2013

Quickly Install WordPress Using Stackato PaaS

One of my favorite features of Stackato is the App Store. It contains many commonly used Open Source products just waiting to be installed with a few clicks of the mouse.

WordPress is one of these apps, and I took a quick screencast to demonstrate just how quick it is.

Just One Install

Impressed? You should be. Now contemplate this for a minute. This is just one install by one user. That could be an employee who needs to create a blog for a specific task or promotion they are doing. Maybe it is a customer relations activity that your company needs to run outside of the main company's website. You are involved in a large recall, and you need somewhere for customers to get the latest updates on the actions that your company is taking. How quickly can your organization take such an action and get something up and running without involving several different departments and filing support tickets with IT? What if IT staff has never supported WordPress? Or maybe they know little about deploying PHP applications.

It Scales

The power of Platform as a Service (PaaS) does not just lie in the abiltiy for one person to deploy one application quickly and on-demand. It also lies in the scale on which this can be done and the breadth of the applications that can be deployed. Stackato can be scaled up to run a large cluster where many users can deploy many applications in the same way that you just saw WordPress being deployed.

What About The Time To Setup Stackato?

You can download Stackato, just as you see it in this video, today and run it on your laptop. You can run it on HP Cloud Services or Amazon AWS. You can run it on your own vSphere cluster or any IaaS of your choosing.

The reason Stackato is attracting so much attention is the fact that it takes minutes, not weeks, to get up and running, and scaling it out is just as easy.

To find out more about Stackato, click here.

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Phil Whelan has been a software developer at ActiveState since early 2012 and has been involved in many layers of the Stackato product, from the JavaScript-based web console right through to the Cloud Controller API. Phil has been the lead developer on kato, the command-line tool for administering Stackato. Phil's current role is a Technology Evangelist focused on Stackato. You will see Phil regularly on ActiveState's Blog. Prior to coming to ActiveState, Phil worked in London for BBC, helping build the iPlayer, and Cloudera in San Francisco, support Hadoop and HBase. He also spent time in Japan, where he worked for and met his wife. Phil enjoys working with big data and has built several large-scale data processing applications including real-time search engines, log indexing and a global IP reputation network. You can find Phil on Twitter at @philwhln, where you can ask him any questions about Stackato. Alternatively, email at philw at