Day 45: Deploy Wordpress Website on AWS

Day 45: Deploy Wordpress Website on AWS


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Over 30% of all websites on the internet use WordPress as their content management system (CMS). It is most often used to run blogs, but it can also be used to run e-commerce sites, message boards, and many other popular things. This guide will show you how to set up a WordPress blog site.


As WordPress requires a MySQL database to store its data, create an RDS as you did on Day 44

To configure this WordPress site, you will create the following resources in AWS:

  • An Amazon EC2 instance to install and host the WordPress application.

  • An Amazon RDS for MySQL database to store your WordPress data.

  • Set up the server and post your new WordPress app.

Step 1: Create an RDS Instance

  • Log in to your AWS Management Console. Navigate to the Amazon RDS service.

  • Create an RDS instance with the MySQL database engine.

  • Configure security groups to allow your EC2 instance to connect to the RDS instance.

Step 2: Launch an EC2 Instance

  • Launch an Amazon EC2 instance, choosing an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) that suits your requirements.

  • Make sure the EC2 instance is in the same VPC and has the appropriate security group to allow outbound communication to the RDS instance.

Step 3: Install WordPress on EC2

  • Connect to your EC2 instance using SSH.

  • Install the necessary web server (e.g., Apache or Nginx), PHP, and MySQL client libraries on your EC2 instance.

  • Download and set up WordPress on your EC2 instance.

  • Configure the WordPress instance to use the RDS instance as its database by updating the wp-config.php file with the RDS endpoint, database name, username, and password.

Step 4: Access Your WordPress Site

  • After setting up, you should be able to access your WordPress site by entering the public IP or DNS of your EC2 instance in your web browser.

Step 5: Configure the RDS Security Group

  • To enhance security, modify the RDS security group to allow incoming connections only from your EC2 instance.

This configuration will allow WordPress to use your RDS database to store data and provide a complete setup for your WordPress site with the database hosted on RDS.

Make sure to keep your AWS resources secure and regularly back up your RDS database for data protection.

Follow these steps to deploy the WordPress website on AWS.

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