How to Install WordPress on CentOS 6.4

wordpressWordPress is free web blogging software and open source content management system (CMS) which based on PHP and MySQL platform. You can run and install WorPress on shared Web hosting service, on virtual private server (VPS) or if you need high performance WordPress blog which can serve many concurrent users at a time, you can choose dedicated server for it. This post covers the steps how to install WordPress on linux CentOS 6.4. It was assumed that this CentOS 6.4 already installed with PHP, apache and MySQL server.

1. Login as a root, download latest wordpress file :

[root@centos64 ~]# wget

2. Once downloaded, move yje wordpress file to document root on your web server.

[root@centos64 ~]# mv latest.tar.gz /var/www/html/

3. Enter document’s root directory and extract the wordpress file :

[root@centos64 ~]# cd /var/www/html/
[root@centos64 html]# tar xvzf latest.tar.gz

4. Make wordpress folder readable :

[root@centos64 ~]# chmod 755 /var/www/html/wordpress

5. Create Database name “newwordpress” :

mysql> CREATE DATABASE newwordpress;
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.08 sec)

6. Create user “newwordpressuser” with password “newwordpresspassword” :

mysql> CREATE USER 'newwordpressuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'newwordpresspassword';
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.07 sec)

7. Grant all privileges to “newwordpress” to user “newwordpressuser” from localhost access :

mysql> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON newwordpress.* to newwordpressuser@localhost;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)

8. Verify the granted access for user “newwordpressuser” :

mysql> SHOW GRANTS FOR 'newwordpressuser'@'localhost';
| Grants for newwordpressuser@localhost                                                                                   |
| GRANT USAGE ON *.* TO 'newwordpressuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY PASSWORD '*2E824B82B9B162C4283AA039118AD4C5248380DA' |
| GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON `newwordpress`.* TO 'newwordpressuser'@'localhost'                                              |
2 rows in set (0.00 sec)


9. Display the created database :

mysql> show databases;
| Database           |
| information_schema |
| mysql              |
| newwordpress       |
3 rows in set (0.00 sec)

10. Copy and rename wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php:

[root@centos64 ~]# cp /var/www/html/wordpress/wp-config-sample.php /var/www/html/wordpress/wp-config.php

11. Modify the wp-config.php :

[root@centos64 ~]# vi /var/www/html/wordpress/wp-config.php

12. Change below database details such as database’ name, database’ username, database’ password nand database’ hostname.

// ** MySQL settings - You can get this info from your web host ** //
/** The name of the database for WordPress */
define('DB_NAME', 'newwordpress');

/** MySQL database username */
define('DB_USER', 'newwordpressuser');

/** MySQL database password */
define('DB_PASSWORD', 'newwordpresspassword');

/** MySQL hostname */
define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');

13. To install, navigate the browser to http://servername/wordpress/.
14. To login, navigate the browser to http://servername/wordpress/wp-login.php :


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