How to Remove Bitnami Banner From Your Website effectively

May 10, 2020
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Step By Step Guide To Remove Bitnami Banner From Your Website

If you’re looking at this page, there is a big chance that have hosted a website recently in Google Cloud and you’re facing the same annoying issue which you don’t want your customers to see and you want to remove bitnami banner from your website.

I tried to look around web and found one help page by bitnami to remove bitnami banner, but some of the commands didn’t work for me. Looks like they haven’t updated their help page with correct commands.

Let’s make it super simple and follow the steps along to remove bitnami banner from your website.

Method 1: By making a change in .htaccess file


You should have administrator access ssh to update your .htaccess file.

.htaccess (hypertext access) is a configuration file used to configure features for your hosted website on Apache Web Server.

Steps to remove bitnami banner in google cloud apache server
Steps to remove bitnami banner

1. Navigate to the directory cd /opt/bitnami/apps/wordpress/conf

2. Edit the file in nano editor sudo nano httpd-app.conf

3. Scroll down to find the code which includes banner.conf and comment out this line by adding # at the start.

#Include “/opt/bitnami/apps/wordpress/conf/banner.conf”

Comment out the banner configuration to remove bitnami banner

4. Type “Ctrl+X” to exit the editor, followed by “Y” to save the changes.

Ctrl+X and then enter Y to save the file

5. Hit Enter to exit and you will be returned back to previous Console screen

6. As a last step, you need to restart the apache to reflect the changes in your website to remove bitnami banner.

sudo /opt/bitnami/ restart apache

Restart apache to see the change to remove bitnami banner

Method 2: By making a change in CSS

If you’re running a WordPress website, you should have access to administrator mode to update the CSS in your wp-admin dashboard. Follow the steps along to hide the banner by making the change in CSS.

1. Login to your website’s WordPress administrator Dashboard.

2. Go to Appearance -> Customize

Customize in WordPress

3. Go to Additional CSS

Additional CSS

4. Add this code to hide the banner and click Publish.

#bitnami-banner { 
  display: none !important; 
Edit CSS and Publish

That’s it. You’re all set. You have taken all the steps to remove Bitnami banner from your website. Refresh your website page in browser and Mobile, bitnami Banner should be removed by now.


In this article, we learnt how we can remove bitnami banner from our website by using some useful commands making a minor change in .htaccess file. or by making a change in additional css.

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