How to Install WordPress on AWS full guide in 2021
How to Install WordPress on AWS (Amazon Web Services)
Friends Recently, some of our users asked us this by messaging on Facebook page. How can we install WordPress on amazon web services.
We felt that we must write about it and tell you, because only very little information related to it is available on the internet.
But first of all we should know that what is AWS i.e. Amazon Web Services? Why should it be used? Also, should you use it or not?
If we should use AWS then how do we on amazon web services WordPress install Can do We are going to provide all this information to you in this article, let’s start.
What is Amazon Web Services – AWS in Hindi
Friends, AWS is used by those company or blogger or website owner, who are launching a big project in their area. Often reserved for large projects, amazon web services is a powerful cloud computing platform.
AWS is the world’s most comprehensive and widely adopted cloud platform, offering more than 175 full featured services across data centers globally.
Amazon web services are used by millions of customers. Such as business startup, largest business and major government agencies, which grow at the fastest speed.
Those who are using AWS as on date, who gives permission to anyone to use the best infrastructure power of amazon on your base.
In this article, we will tell you how you can install WordPress in Amazon Web Services. All of you are requested to read this article completely from beginning to end and do not skip any steps. So let’s start friends –
Method 1. Create a Custom WordPress Install on AWS
For this, first of all, you have to visit the website of Amazon Web Services. After that you have to create a free account, but for this you have to fill up your credit card information very important.
Because amazon will send $ 1 charge on your card to verify your identity. Once your account is verified, then you have to login to your AWS console.
After login in AWS console you have to go to the “Service” menu and then go to the compute section and select EC2. Friends EC2 is AWS’s cloud computing platform that allows you to create virtual machines and run web apps like WordPress.
Now after this you “Launch Instance” You have to click on the button, after that you have to configure your instance settings. For this, you have to choose amazon machine image.
Because it is pre-configured stack software, which you can install with just one click. Now you “AWS Marketplace” Have to click on it, then after that you have to search by writing wordpress in the search box.
After that you have to select use by clicking on the button of “select” in front of “WordPress by Bitnami”. After this you will have a pricing popup button show, where you just have to click on the continue button.
On the next screen you will be asked to choose an instance type. You simply have to select td.micro free tier. After that you “Configure instance details” Have to click on the button
After that you do not have to do anything in the next screen nor do you have to make any kind of changes. You simply “Next: Add Storage” And then after “Next: Add Tags” Have to click on the buttons.
After doing all this, you have to add a name in the form of a tag, for this you simply “Add Tag” Have to click on the button. Then as the key “Name” And in value “MyWordPress” to enter.
After that you “Review and launch” Click on the button and proceed. Now EC2 Instance configuration will show on your screen. You just have to click on the launch button.
Now a window will open in front of you, in which you will be asked to select pair keys. You simply “Proceed without a key pair” Let’s check the check box.
Then you have to click on the launch instances button and launch your EC2 instance. Now AWS will show a success message on your screen. You simply “View Instances” You have to click on the button which you will find in the bottom right corner of the screen.
After clicking on View Instances button, you can now see your WordPress instance. Friends if you WordPress website If you want to test, then for this you have to find out its public IP address.
You can find this IP address next to your instance, within the IPV4 Public IP column. All you have to do is copy your IP address, then go to the new tab of your browser and enter it in the search address bar.
After which you will show your WordPress website with default theme. Now you have to login in your wordpress admin area. For this simply after your site’s public IP address / wp-admin / To enter and search.
Such as: http://22.214.171.124/wp-admin
After which you will have the default WordPress login page show on your screen. Now you have to enter username and password to login in your wordpress admin area.
For this you simply have to go back to your EC2 Console and “Actions” Have to click on the button. After that you Instance Settings >> Get System Log To select.
After which a popup window will open on your screen, you just have to scroll down. Now in that text file “Setting Bitnami application password to” This line has to be found.
In it, you will have your default username and password show around # Signs which is set by this app. Now all you have to do is copy these username and password and enter in your wordpress login page and login.
Congratulations guys, you have successfully installed WordPress on Amazon Web Services. But right now you can access your website only by using IP address.
Now if you want to point your AWS WordPress install to a custom domain. So you have to connect your domain name with the DNS servers of AWS.
If you do not have a domain name, you can purchase a domain from bluehost or hostgator. After purchasing the domain, you have to connect that domain with your AWS DNS servers.
How to Add a Domain Name to Your WordPress Site on AWS
To add domain name with your WordPress website on Friends Amazon Web Services. First of all you have to go to your EC2 instances dashboard and then in the left side “Network & Security” by going to the section “Elastic IPS” Have to click on
After that you “Allocate New Address” You have to click on the button, after clicking, you will be asked how you want to use the IP address, you just have to click on the Allocate button to continue.
After which AWS will create new elastic IP for your WordPress EC2 instance. You can see your IP address listed in a table.
Now all you have to do is to select your IP address row and then under “Actions” button you have to select “Associate Address”.
Now on the next screen you have to select your WordPress instance from the drop down menu. After that you have to click on Associate button.
Now you can see your Elastic IP listed in the table, you have to copy and paste that IP address in any of your text editors. If you want, you can use Notepad as a text editor.
After this you “Services” Click on the menu which is present at the top of the screen, after that “Route53” Have to search. this “Amazon web services” Has a DNS management service, which allows you to route traffic to your EC2 instance.
In the next page under the DNS management section you will find “Get Started Now” Have to click on the button After which you will reach the hosted zones section. “Create hosted zone” Have to click on the button.
Now you have to add your domain name and to add the hosted zone you have to click on create button. After adding your domain name to the hosted zone, you “Create Record Set” Have to click on the button.
Now you have to enter WWW in the “Name” box, after that in the “Value” box you have to add that elastic IP. What you copied earlier, then you simply “Create record set” Have to click on the button
Now you have to add A record with your domain name to your hosted zone. You have to copy all the lines under NameServer in the left column on your screen.
You need to do all these in the next step, now you have to visit your domain name registrar website. Then after that you have to edit your domain name settings.
After editing the settings, you have to click on the button “Save Changes”. Now you will search your domain name in your browser. So it will take you to your WordPress website on Amazon Web Services.
Method 2. Use Amazon Web Services with Managed WordPress Hosting
Friends, as you all must have seen in the first method, how to install a custom WordPress on Amazon Web Services. It is very technical and complicated.
So if you do not have more technical knowledge or less. So we suggest you to use WordPress on Amazon Web Services Managed WordPress Hosting Should be used
We you WP Engine I recommend to use managed WordPress hosting. Because WP Engine hosting runs part of their hosting platform on AWS infrastructure.
Because of which you do not have to worry about traffic spikes, server management and WordPress maintenance.
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