WordPress Instance Launch Using Marketplace AMI

WordPress Instance Launch Using Marketplace AMI

October 18, 2023 / Nirav Shah

Step 1: Go to the EC2 Console and click on Launch instance you will see page as below then click on the “Browse more AMIs

Step 2: Search on the bar for “WordPress on ubuntu by eternal” it will automatically fetch the correct AMI name. Click on ‘select’ and then ‘continue

Step 3: After clicking on “continue” you will see the page as below:

Step 4: Now you have to select the Ec2 instance type as per your requirement configuration as shown in the image.

Step 5: After selection of your desired instance type, we have to generate an SSH key to access the instance as shown in the image below. click on “create new key pair”. enter the “key pair name” as per your choice. Please note that this key will be downloadable one time only, so keep it in a safe place otherwise you will be unable to access the server.

Step 6: After creating the key pair you have to configure the security group. You have two options
1) create security group – which will create new security group
2) select existing security group – it is used to provide reference of any other security group that you have configured earlier with an existing instance.

Note: Please note that you have to allow port in security group as below:
1.SSH Port  22
2.HTTP Port  80
3.MySQL Port  3306

Step 7:  Next step to configure EBS storage as per your requirement by default it will provide 8GB -GP3

  • Connect to the instance

Connect to the instance using SSH.

Open your terminal or command prompt.

Change the permissions of your private key file (if necessary) by running
the following command: chmod 400 /path/to/your/private-key.pem

Connect to the instance using SSH with the following command.

ssh -i /path/to/your/private-key.pem username@public-ip- address

  • Database Login Details:

Database creds: To access the MySQL root user and database user credentials, please refer to the following file: /database/creds

The file mentioned above contains the necessary credentials for both the MySQL root user and the database user. Please locate this file to retrieve the required information.

  • How to access WordPress:

To access the WordPress front-end, follow the steps below:

  • After the initial launch of the server, the Apache HTTP server is configured to start automatically.
  • WordPress will be accessible from the moment the server is launched
  • To access the WordPress front-end, open a web browser of your choice
  • Enter the following URL in the address bar: http:// associated with your WordPress site, you can use the domain name instead of the IP address.

To access phpMyAdmin, enter following URL in the address bar:
Credentials to access phpMyAdmin are stored at path /database/creds

General configuration information:

list of installed server components and their respective installation paths.

Component Version Location
Aws-cli 2.12.6 /usr/local/aws-cli
Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS
MySQL 8 8.0 /etc/mysql/mysql.conf.d/mysqld.cnf
Apache2 2.4.52 /etc/apache2
PHP 8.1.2 /etc/php/8.1/apache2/php.ini
WordPress 6.2.2 /var/www/html

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