Step 1: Download WordPress
Step 2: Extracting wordpress package
After downloading the zipped package, use tar command to extract it.
#tar -xzvf latest.tar.gz
Step 3: Create a WordPress Database and User
After we unzip the wordpress files, they will be in a directory called wordpress in the home directory.
Now we need to switch gears for a moment and create a new MySQL directory for wordpress.
Go ahead and log into the MySQL Shell:
#mysql -u root -p
Log-in using your MySQL root password,
Create a wordpress database, a user in that database, and give that user a new password. Keep in mind that all MySQL commands must end with semi-colon. First, let’s make the database.
Mysql> CREATE DATABASE wordpress; Query OK, 1 row affected (0.00 sec)
Then we need to create the new user. You can replace the database, name, and password, with whatever you prefer:
mysql> CREATE USER [email protected]; Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)
Set the password for your new user:
mysql> SET PASSWORD FOR [email protected]= PASSWORD("password"); Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)
Finish up by granting all privileges to the new user. Without this command, the wordpress installer will not be able to start up:
mysql> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON wordpress.* TO [email protected] IDENTIFIED BY 'password'; Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)
Then refresh MySQL:
mysql> FLUSH PRIVILEGES; Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)
Exit out of the MySQL shell:
Step 4 Setup the WordPress Configuration
The first step to is to copy the sample wordpress configuration file, located in the wordpress directory, into a new file which we will edit, creating a new usable wordpress config:
#cp ~/wordpress/wp-config-sample.php ~/wordpress/wp-config.php
Then open the wordpress config:
#vi ~/wordpress/wp-config.php exit
d below and substitute in the correct name for your database, username, and password:
// ** MySQL settings - You can get this info from your web host ** // /** The name of the database for WordPress */ define('DB_NAME', 'wordpress'); /** MySQL database username */ define('DB_USER', 'wordpressuser'); /** MySQL database password */ define('DB_PASSWORD', 'password');
Save and Exit.
Step 5 Copy the Files
We are almost done uploading WordPress to the server. The final move that remains is to transfer the unzipped WordPress files to the website’s root directory.
# cp -r ~/wordpress/* /var/www/html
From here, WordPress has its own easy to follow installation form online.
However, the form does require a specific php module to run. If it is not yet installed on your server, download php-gd:
# yum install php-gd
Last of all restart Apache:
# service httpd restart
Step 6 RESULTS: Access the WordPress Installation
Once that is all done, the wordpress online installation page is up and waiting for you:
Access the page by adding /wp-admin/install.php to your site’s domain or IP address (eg. example.com/wp-admin/install.php) and fill out the short online form