WordPress is a commonly used PHP-based CMS (Content Management System). For small businesses, personal blogs & websites, WordPress can be a good fit. In this article, we are going to learn how to install WordPress on CentOS Stream 9. So, let’s get started.
A system with CentOS Stream 9 installed and running.
rootaccess to the system.
- LAMP Stack installed and running, for this, you can refer to one of our guides on installing the LAMP Stack (Apache, MariaDB, and PHP.
Once you're all set, we'll proceed with WordPress installation and configuration.
yum groupinstall "Development tools" yum install wget
First, navigate to the
/var/www directory as follows:
Now, download the latest WordPress archive from the official website of WordPress with the following command:
Check for files with the following command.
Now, extract the WordPress archive file
latest.tar.gz with the following command:
tar xvzf latest.tar.gz
Once the WordPress archive file
latest.tar.gz is extracted, a new directory
wordpress/ should be created in the folder. Now, you can remove the latest.tar.gz file as follows:
rm -v latest.tar.gz
Now, change the owner and group of the
wordpress/ directory and its contents to apache as follows:
chown -Rf apache:apache ./wordpress/
Now, change the permission or the
wordpress/ directory and its content to 775 as follows:
chmod -Rf 775 ./wordpress/
Use this command only if you have enabled SELinux, Otherwise don't.
semanage fcontext -a -t httpd_sys_rw_content_t \ "/var/www/wordpress(/.*)?"
For the SELinux changes to take effect.
restorecon -Rv /var/www/wordpress
Now, create a new Apache configuration file wordpress.conf for WordPress with the following command:
i to go to
INSERT mode and type in the following lines of codes in the
<VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin root@localhost DocumentRoot /var/www/wordpress <Directory "/var/www/wordpress"> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks AllowOverride all Require all granted </Directory> ErrorLog /var/log/httpd/wordpress_error.log CustomLog /var/log/httpd/wordpress_access.log common </VirtualHost>
wordpress.conf will look like the image shown below.
Now, press the
Esc key, and type in
:wq! and press the
Enter key to save and exit the file.
Now, restart & check the Apache httpd service with the following commands:
systemctl restart httpd systemctl restart httpd
Now create a Database, User & Password for WordPress:
mysql -u root CREATE DATABASE wordpress; GRANT ALL ON wordpress.* TO 'wordpress'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'secret'; FLUSH PRIVILEGES; quit
Now open the IP address from your browser, this will redirect you to the wp-admin part of configuring the final parts of WordPress installation.
IP_addresswith the actual IP of the server.
Input the Database details which was configured earlier.
Now you have successfully installed WordPress with LAMP on your server.