WordPress is a content management system (CMS) which lets you create your website quickly and easily. You do not need to have any programming skills to manage it.
Unlike VPS, there are no Wordpress templates installed on your Public Cloud instance. However, it is still possible to install Wordpress yourself on an instance.
This guide shows you how to install Wordpress on a Public Cloud instance .
- Launch a Public Cloud Instance
Installing a web server
First of all, you have to install a web server on your Public Cloud instance.
To do this, you have to check that your instance is up-to-date:
You can then install a web server. In this example we are going to use the Apache web server with the following elements:
You will be asked to enter a password to configure the “root” account for the MySQL database
You then have to restart the web server to make sure that this has been registered.
Go to the Wordpress website to get the latest version:
Then uncompress the archive that you have just downloaded:
- Delete the web server default folder
- Replace the default web server folder with the Wordpress folder
Unlike MySQL-Server that you can install on Debian/Ubuntu, MariaDB does not configure your root password during installation. You therefore have to launch the MariaDB server and set your password using the following commands:
- Launch the database server:
- Reconfigure “root” password
Once you have your “root” password you can log on to your database server:
You can now create a new user and a database dedicated to Wordpress:
mysql> CREATE DATABASE `wordpress` ;
- You then grant all rights to the “wordpress” user on the “wordpress” database
mysql> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON `wordpress` . * TO
After configuring the database, you can launch a browser and log in to your WordPress website by entering your instance’s IPaddress in your browser.
A Wordpress page appears, first of all you can configure access to your database.
After that, you can configure your website’s general information, as well as your admin user access.
Once this is confirmed, you will be able to log in to your website’s administation panel with the user you have just created.