Now that we have created an EC2 instance in my earlier post How to Launch my First EC2 instance – Part1, let’s go ahead and install a WordPress software and start building a simple site. To keep our setup very simple, we will do without any VPC or complex security group rules.
What we will do here.
- Create an Application Tier
- We will install the apache httpd,WordPress software,php & mysql for php.
- Create a Database Tier
- Setup Mysql DB using Amazon RDS, DB tier for the WordPress site.
We can custom install a WordPress on top of the EC2 instance which we have already lanuched as part of How to Launch my First EC2 instance – Part1. As well we can use Amazon’s Lightsail a fully managed service to build/launch a WordPress site.
Now we will start setting up WordPress on top of the EC2 instance.
Note: Whenever you stop and start the EC2 instance, a new public ip will assigned, SSH using the same and connect to instance.
1) Setting up an Application tier (EC2 instance setup):
SSH into your instance and switch to root user and issue below commands in sequence,
|Sudo su||switch to root user|
|yum update -y||Updates all software patches on the instance.|
|yum install httpd -y||Installs Apache server|
|cd /var/www/html||Go to this directory to download
|wget https://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz||Download wordPress s/w|
|tar -xzf latest.tar.gz||Extract the contents|
|cp -r wordpress/* /var/www/html/||copy the wordPress directory under this directory.|
|rm -rf wordpress||remove the extracted content.
*** This step is optional to save space.
|rm -rf latest.tar.gz||remove the downloaded zip file.|
|chmod -R 755 wp-content||change the permission of wp-content directory|
|chown -R apache:apache wp-content||make ‘apache’ as the owner of wp-content.|
|yum -y install php php-mysql||Install php software for WordPress.
As well install php-sql.
|yum install mysql-server mysql-client||install mysql server client aswell.|
|service httpd start||Start the Apache server|
|chkconfig httpd on||Always turn on Apache server.|
|Save & Exit.||Save & Exit.|
Now, we have successfully configured our EC2 instance(Application tier) with all necessary tools & software’s required to work on WordPress site.
2) Setting up a Database Tier using RDS:
Database -> RDS -> Instances -> Mysql (make sure you click the free tier checkbox checked)
- Create a New Database
2. We will go with all the default setup’s as provided by AWS, including VPC, Security Group.
We have successfully completed DB instance creation.
Next part-2 ‘How to Setup WordPress on AWS EC2 instance – Part2‘ we will look into on how to launch our WordPress Site.