One click install wordpress on Ubuntu 14.04

June 21, 2013

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Start by creating a droplet and specify your host name then select region you come from.

Select “WordPress on Ubuntu 14.04” from Application tab. If you use SSH keys to manage your droplets, which are more secure than passwords and are recommended, you can also specify which ones you want added to this server. This hostname you choose will be used to create the Apache configuration files. This lets you connect to your WordPress site with the Finishing Installation droplet’s IP   address and hostname. By now you should have your hostname (“myblog.com”) pointed to your droplet’s address.

To finish the installation process find your way  to your hostname (http://myblog.com) and follow the on screen instructions. I have secured the wp-admin/ folder and the installation process by using Apache’s .htaccess file. You will have to log into your droplet as root via SSH to get your .htaccess password.

The instructions and credentials are also stored in the /root/WORDPRESS file. I will demonstrate how to optionally remove this authentication layer after the installation is complete.

If you don’t have the hostname pointed to your IP you can still finish installation process by navigating to your droplet’s IP address directly (“http://IP): You will need to set your admin password and e-mail address. You will now be able to login as admin.

Since you have finished installation process from IP address, WordPress has set its Site URL value to that IP address. You would need to change it to your desired hostname (“myblog.com” in my case) by navigating to Settings -> General from admin panel.

Make sure your hostname DNS records point to your droplet’s IP address or you will not be able to reach the admin panel once you change the WordPress Site URL. Update your WordPress Address (URL) and Site Address (URL) to your hostname (“http://myblog.com” in my case).

If you don’t want to deal with having to change your hostname from settings, simply point your domain name to your droplet’s IP and finish the installation process from your hostname (“http://myblog.com” in my case) and you will have finished.

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