Install WordPress on CentOS 6.3


Steps of installing WordPress on CentOS 6.3 minimal installation.

1) Install prerequisite packages.

[root@CentOS ~]# yum -y install php php-mysql mysql* wget unzip

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2) Download the latest version of WordPress.

[root@CentOS ~]# wget http://wordpress.org/latest.zip
[root@CentOS ~]# unzip latest.zip
[root@CentOS ~]# mv wordpress/ /var/www/html/

3) Configure mysql database server.

[root@CentOS ~]# service mysqld start
[root@CentOS ~]# mysql -u root –p

mysql>  CREATE DATABASE wordpress;
mysql> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON wordpress.* TO “wordpress”@”localhost” IDENTIFIED BY “wordpress”;
mysql> FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
mysql> exit

Test the newly created wordpress user
[root@CentOS ~]# mysql -u wordpress -p

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4) Configure the mysql DB connection info in wordpress configuration file.

[root@CentOS html]# cd /var/www/html/wordpress/
[root@CentOS wordpress]# cp wp-config-sample.php wp-config.php

Edit wp-config.php file, the secret key be obtained from https://api.wordpress.org/secret-key/1.1/salt/

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5) Configure the WordPress virtual directory in Apache.

[root@CentOS html]# vi /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

# WordPress home folder
Alias /wp/ “/var/www/html/wordpress/”
<Directory “/var/www/html/wordpress”>
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
</Directory>

[root@CentOS wordpress]# service httpd restart

6) Go to the WordPress configuration page – http://centos/wp/wp-admin/install.php

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