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Deploying WordPress with a click

Reviewed on 19 September 2023Published on 07 May 2015
  • InstantApp
  • WordPress
  • blog
  • instances

WordPress InstantApp - Overview

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.

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

Security & Identity (IAM):

You may need certain IAM permissions to carry out some actions described on this page. This means:

  • you are the Owner of the Scaleway Organization in which the actions will be carried out, or
  • you are an IAM user of the Organization, with a policy granting you the necessary permission sets
Requirements:
Tip:

We recommend you follow this tutorial using a Learning Instance.

Note:

The WordPress InstantApp comes with the following packages:

nginx
mysql-server
php-cli
php-fpm
php-mysql
pwget

The underlying operating system used is Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa), so the package versions are those available on this distribution.

Auto-install functionality

The WordPress image comes with a new auto-install functionality which allows you to create a WordPress Instance using a few well-defined tags. Tags allow you to provide basic information needed to have a fully working WordPress Instance.

To trigger the auto-install functionality, two mandatory tags are required for full automation:

  • admin_user_name
  • admin_email

Optional tags such as weblog_titleand language can also be used to add more customization to the Weblog.

Note:

The value for the language tag must adhere to the list of WordPress locale codes

A random password will be generated and will be accessible when you log into your Instance with your SSH key. When defining the weblog_title tag on the console, it is not possible to have spaces in the title of the weblog. This is only feasible when using the CLI. Refer to our tutorial on creating a WordPress Instance using the Scaleway CLI to create an Instance with the Scaleway CLI.

Deploy WordPress

  1. Click Instances in the Compute section of the side menu and click Create an Instance.
  2. Choose the WordPress image in the InstantApps tab.
  3. Choose the server type and click Create Instance.

Open the mail ports to send emails

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

  1. Click the Security groups tab to enter the security-groups page.
  2. Click Create a new security group and enter the security group’s name and description.
  3. Check the Enable SMTP box to unblock the mail ports.
  4. Select your WordPress Instance to apply the security group configuration to.
  5. Click Create a new security group.

Configure WordPress

Go back to the list of your Instances and click on your WordPress Instance. Copy your Instance’s public IP address and paste it in your browser.

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

Note:

The installation takes a few seconds.

Log in and start using WordPress

  1. On the login page, enter the username and password you set previously and click Log In.
  2. You are now connected to your blog and can start using it!