How to deploy WordPress with a click

WordPress InstantApp - Overview

This page shows you how to spawn a WordPress application in seconds.

Requirements

The WordPress application comes with the following packages:

nginx,mysql-server-5.7,php7.0,php7.0-cli,php7.0-fpm,php7.0-mysql,php7.0-gd,php7.0-mcrypt,pwgen

WordPress is a popular, free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL.

Working with the WordPress application will significantly save you time and effort as WordPress is installed and configured.

There are four steps to deploy the WordPress application

  • Deploy WordPress
  • Open the mail ports to send e-mail
  • Configure WordPress
  • Login and start using WordPress

Deploy WordPress

Before starting, click the “Create a Server” button in the control panel.

Control Panel

You will land on the server-creation page where you can choose the WordPress image in the InstantApps tab for your Cloud Instance:

Control Panel

Choose the server type and click on the Create a Server button. This action starts your server. In a few seconds, the WordPress application will be ready to use.

Open the mail ports to send e-mail

To avoid spam, remote mail ports cannot be reached from our infrastructure by default. As WordPress requires to send mail, we need to open them. Your account needs to be validated to perform this operation. To get your account reviewed, please contact our assistance.

Click on the Security Groups tab to enter the security-groups page. Click the Create a new Security Group button and input the security group name and description.

Create security group

Check the Enable SMTP box to unblock the mail ports.

Configure security group

Go back to your servers details end select the security group previously created. The new Security Group configuration will be applied automatically on Virtual Cloud Instances. BareMetal Cloud Instances need to be hard rebooted from the management console to configure the new rules.

Configure WordPress

When your server is running, you can see the server’s IP address in the server list on the control panel. Copy this IP address and paste it in your favourite browser.

On the page you land, fill-in the WordPress information and click the “Install WordPress” button.

WP configuration

The installation takes few seconds.

Step 4 - Login and start using WordPress

On the login page, input the username and password you set previously and click the “Log In” button

WP login

You are now connected to your blog and can start using it!

WP

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