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Install WordPress In AWS

Step 1: Create an AWS Account

First  of all  you need to login to  your AWS account , if you don’t  have one then create one now from here .

AWS offer’s one year Free Tiew ,  mean’s you can host your small  website for free on a dedicated server 🙂  .

 

Step 2: Create an Instance

Before Creating a New Instance you need to  think about your website , for a normal  website free tier config will  be fine other wise you need to go  for m1.small or up 

To create a new instance, access the AWS Management Console and click the EC2 tab:

  • Choose an AMI in the classic instance wizard: I chose the Basic 32-bit Amazon Linux AMI.
  • Instance details: Select the Instance Type you want to use. i’m going for t2.micro . 
  • In Next  Step  Leave as it is 🙂  .
  • IN STEP  4 :-  STROAGE SETTING’S ,  CHANGE FROM 8GB TO  30GB (TILL 30GB IT’S FREE 🙂
  • IN STEP  5:-  TAG’S (LEAVE IT AS IT IS )
  • IN SETP 6 :- SECURITY  GROUPS ( OPEN ALL  THE HTTP , HTTPS FOR ANY WHERE ).
  • IN NEXT  STEP  :_  Check  each  and every  thing and click on launch  .
  • Create a new key pair. Enter a name for your key pair . (you can choose any  name but keep  this file safe )
  • Select the quick start security group.
  • Launch your instance.
  • Click on left side menu on Elastic IP under Network and security  .
  • Create a new IP address and associate it with your running instance .

 

Install WordPress in AWS

Now you have to  access your server using SSH . Windows’s user’s need to  download putty  and MAC user’s can use there terminal  .

If you are going to  use putty  then convert  your pem file to  ppk using puttygen .

Step 3: Installing the Apache Web Server

type :- sudo  su 

To install the Apache Web Server, type:
yum install httpd

Start the Apache Web Server:
service httpd start

Try Testing Your Website using your Public DNA or your elastic Ip  address .   http://ec2-**-**-***.compute-1.amazonaws.com

Step 4: Install PHP

To install PHP, type:
yum install php php-mysql

Restart the Apache Web Server:
service httpd restart

Create a page to test your PHP installation:
cd /var/www/html
vi test.php

  1. Type i to start the insert mode
  2. Type <?php phpinfo() ?>
  3. now press Esc button to  exit the insert mode .
  4. Type :wq to write the file and quit vi

Open a browser and access test.php to test your PHP installation: http://ec2-**-**-**-***.compute-1.amazonaws.com/test.php (Use your actual public DNS name).

Step 5: Install MySQL

To install MySQL, type:
yum install mysql-server

Start MySQL:
service mysqld start

Create your “wordpressblog” database:
mysqladmin -uroot create wordpressblog

Secure your database:
mysql_secure_Installation

Answer the wizard questions as follows:

  1. Enter current password for root: Press return for none
  2. Change Root Password: Y
  3. New Password: Enter your new password
  4. Remove anonymous user: Y
  5. Disallow root login remotely: Y
  6. Remove test database and access to it: Y
  7. Reload privilege tables now: Y

Step 6: Install WordPress

To install WordPress, type:

cd /var/www/html
wget http://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz
tar -xzvf latest.tar.gz

This will uncompress WordPress in its own “wordpress” directory. I like having WordPress in a separate directory, but would rather rename it to “blog”:

mv wordpress blog

Create the WordPress wp-config.php file:

cd blog
mv wp-config-sample.php wp-config.php
vi wp-config.php
chmod 777 wp-config.php

Open You Public  DNS or your elastic IP address and config your WordPress .

After successful  install  don’t forget  to  change your file permission 

chmod 440 wp-config.php

 

Step 7: Map your Domain Name

you can even use your public DNS or elastic IP , but if you want to use your domain name then , follow these step’s :-

  1. Login to your domain access where you can manage your DNS .(KEEP THE DEFAULT NAME SERVER’S )
  2. Add a new A record or cname record .
  3. if you  are going to add A record then use your elastic Ip  as a host .  example     @     1200   your elastic IP  
  4. if you  are adding cname then use your public  DNS as a host

              @    1200  ec2-**-**-**-***.compute-1.amazonaws.com

 

 

Woo!! your WordPress Install in AWS is ready  :).  Enjoy 🙂