How to Install WordPress on CentOS 8

How to Install WordPress on CentOS 8

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system written in PHP and paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database with supported HTTPS. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system, referred to within WordPress as Themes.

Install WordPress on centOS; Through this tutorial, we will learn how to install wordpress with mysql on centOS 8.

How to Install WordPress on CentOS 8

Follow the following steps to install wordpress with mysql on centOS 8:

  • Step 1 – Create MySQL Database
  • Step 2 – Download WordPress
  • Step 3 – Extract WordPress Zip
  • Step 4 – Configure WordPress with Database
  • Step 5 – Test WordPress Installation

Step 1 – Create MySQL Database

First of all, open terminal or command line and execute the following command into it to setting up the database:

mysql -u root -p

When prompted, enter MySQL root password that you set up when installing MySQL.

In MySQL, enter the following commands:

create database wordpress character set utf8 collate utf8_bin;

Make sure set own secure password where it says [insert-password-here]

grant all privileges on wordpress.* to [email protected]lhost identified by '[insert-password-here]';
flush privileges;
exit

Step 2 – Download WordPress

Execute the following command on command line or terminal to download the latest version of WordPress:

wget http://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz

Note: if wget is not installed, install it by running the command:

yum install wget

Step 3 – Extract WordPress Zip

Execute the following command on command line or terminal to decompress dowloaded file:

tar -xzvf latest.tar.gz

Step 4 – Configure WordPress with Database

Next, we need to copy wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php which is where WordPress gets its base configuration. To do that run:

cp wordpress/wp-config-sample.php wordpress/wp-config.php

In our favorite text editor, edit wordpress/wp-config.php

For a basic setup, we need to have the following:

define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘wordpress’);
define(‘DB_USER’, ‘wordpressuser’);
define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘[insert-password-here]’);

Next, execute the following command on command line or terminal to move the WordPress folder to our web directory.

sudo cp -r ~/wordpress/* /var/www/html

Step 5 – Test WordPress Installation

Open the browser and hit the following URL into it to test WordPress installation:

http://yourhostname-or-ipaddress/

Conclusion

Through this tutorial, we have learned how to install WordPress with MySQL on centOS 8.

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