Setup WordPress on CentOS 7

Here are the steps on how to install WordPress on CentOS 7:

  1. Update your system and install the necessary packages.
sudo yum update
sudo yum install httpd php php-mysql
  1. Create a MySQL database for WordPress.
sudo mysql -uroot -p
  1. Create a WordPress user and grant them privileges.
CREATE USER 'wordpress_user'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON wordpress.* TO 'wordpress_user'@'localhost';
  1. Download the WordPress files.
  1. Extract the WordPress files.
tar -xvf latest.tar.gz
  1. Move the WordPress files to the web root.
mv wordpress/* /var/www/html/
  1. Change the ownership of the WordPress files.
chown -R apache:apache /var/www/html/
  1. Configure WordPress.

Open the wp-config.php file in a text editor and edit the following lines:

define('DB_NAME', 'wordpress');
define('DB_USER', 'wordpress_user');
define('DB_PASSWORD', 'password');
define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');
  1. Visit WordPress in your web browser.

Navigate to http://localhost/ in your web browser. You will be presented with the WordPress installation wizard. Follow the on-screen instructions to install WordPress.

Once WordPress has been installed, you can start customizing your website by adding pages, posts, and media. You can also install plugins and themes to extend the functionality of your website.

Here are some additional tips for installing WordPress on CentOS 7:

  • Make sure that you have at least 2GB of RAM and 10GB of free disk space on your server.
  • If you are having trouble installing WordPress, you can ask for help in the WordPress support forums.
  • For more information on how to use WordPress, please visit the WordPress documentation website.