WordPress is a popular content management system that powers millions of websites worldwide. It is free and open source software that allows users to create and manage websites easily. In this article, we will cover the steps required to install WordPress on Rocky Linux 8.
Update the System
Before installing WordPress, it is important to update the system. Run the following command to update the system:
sudo dnf update -y
Install LAMP Stack
WordPress requires a LAMP stack to function properly. LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. Run the following command to install the LAMP stack:
sudo dnf install httpd mariadb mariadb-server php php-mysqlnd -y
Start and Enable Services
Start and enable the Apache and MariaDB services using the following commands:
sudo systemctl start httpd sudo systemctl enable httpd sudo systemctl start mariadb sudo systemctl enable mariadb
Secure the MariaDB installation using the following command:
Create a new database and user for WordPress using the following commands:
sudo mysql -u root -p CREATE DATABASE wordpress; CREATE USER 'wordpressuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password'; GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON wordpress.* TO 'wordpressuser'@'localhost'; FLUSH PRIVILEGES; EXIT;
Download and Install WordPress
Download and extract the latest version of WordPress using the following commands:
cd /var/www/html/ sudo curl -O https://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz sudo tar xzvf latest.tar.gz sudo chown -R apache:apache /var/www/html/wordpress
Create a new configuration file for WordPress using the following command:
sudo cp /var/www/html/wordpress/wp-config-sample.php /var/www/html/wordpress/wp-config.php
Edit the wp-config.php file and add the database details:
sudo vi /var/www/html/wordpress/wp-config.php define('DB_NAME', 'wordpress'); define('DB_USER', 'wordpressuser'); define('DB_PASSWORD', 'password');
Save and exit the file.
Create a new virtual host configuration file for WordPress using the following command:
sudo vi /etc/httpd/conf.d/wordpress.conf
Add the following configuration:
ServerAdmin [email protected] DocumentRoot /var/www/html/wordpress ServerName example.com ServerAlias www.example.com AllowOverride All ErrorLog /var/log/httpd/wordpress_error.log CustomLog /var/log/httpd/wordpress_access.log combined
Save and exit the file.
Restart the Apache and MariaDB services using the following commands:
sudo systemctl restart httpd sudo systemctl restart mariadb
Open a web browser and navigate to the following URL:
Replace example.com with your domain name. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
In this article, we have covered the steps required to install WordPress on Rocky Linux 8. By following these steps, you can easily create and manage your website using WordPress.
Things To Consider When Installing WordPress On Rocky Linux 8
Security: WordPress is a popular target for hackers, so it is important to take security measures seriously. Install security plugins, keep the software updated, use strong passwords, and regularly backup your website.
Performance: WordPress can be resource-intensive, so it is important to optimize your website for performance. Use caching plugins, optimize images, and choose a reliable hosting provider.
Customization: WordPress is highly customizable, so take advantage of the many themes and plugins available to make your website unique. However, be cautious of using too many plugins as they can slow down your website.
Maintenance: Regularly maintain your website by updating plugins, themes, and WordPress core. Also, regularly check for broken links and other errors.
By considering these factors, you can ensure that your WordPress website is secure, performs well, and is tailored to your needs.