Wordpress on Amazon Linux 2023 : host secure site

Wordpress on Amazon Linux 2023 : host secure site

Install wordpress on Amazon Linux 2023 with best performance and get one year free hosting with best performance. Aws provide the best services on their portal. If you are interested then you can complete the signup process. You need only aws account to create the Amazon Linux EC2 Instance with Amazon Linux 2023 AMI and follow all my steps. Now connect your ec2 instance with SSH Client. 

ssh -i your_key.pem /file_directory/ ec2-user@server_ip

Here you can put your server all requirements option and connect to the SSH  server. Now update all packages by following command : 

sudo dnf update -y

Now install the web server to host the site.

Install LAMP server on Amazon Linux 2023

LAMP server is required to use all server and web server access and host the size on server. Put the following command to start Apache web server, php and php modules installation process. 

sudo dnf install -y httpd wget php-fpm php-mysql php-json php php-devel
php, mysql and php modules installation

After putting this command to start all php modules and services installation process. Now install the maria database by following command : 

sudo dnf install -y mariadb105-server
mariadb installation process

Install the mariadb server and now allow the permissions to access the httpd and mariadb access.

Enable httpd service

Enable the Apache web service with following commands : 

sudo systemctl start httpd
sudo systemctl enable httpd

Now check the service socket status with following command : 

sudo systemctl status httpd
httpd web server status

Here you can show the server status is Active (Running) then press the qto exit from the status. Now start the Mariadb services.

Enable Mariadb services

Put the following command to start mariadb service socket

sudo systemctl start mariadb

Now check the mariadb server status with following command : 

sudo systemctl status mariadb
mariadb web server status

If here you can show the mariadb server is Active (Running) then now we can test the server.

Test the web server

Here go to on aws EC2 dashboard and click on the instance. Select the Amazon Linux 2023 and click on the security group. Here you can add the new http rule on tcp and save. Put the following link to test your server. 


here you can put your aws ec2 amazon linux public ipv4 address. If you can show the It’s working then your server is ready.

Configure database for WordPress on Amazon Linux 2023 Server

Now create and modify the mysql database and create a wordpress database to store our wordpress site. 

Configure mysql database

Now configure the mysql database to locate the wordpress data and user information. First we can switch to the root user.

sudo su

Now start the mysql configuration process.

sudo mysql_secure_installation

After putting this command you can put your root password and do all the answers from the following list. 

  • Switch to unix_socket authentication = y
  • change the root password =y (create the new password)
  • Disallow root login remotely = y
  • Remove the test database and access to it? = y
  • Reload the privilege tables now? = y

Create database for WordPress

Now create the wordpress database for storing all wordpress site data remotely. Now create the database by following command : 

mysql -u root -p 

After putting this command, now put the root password and redirect to the Mariadb panel in the terminal. Now put the following scripts on terminal



GRANT ALL ON wordpress.* TO 'wordpress_user'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'W0rdPr3ss!!';


setup wordpress database

Now our wordpress database is created successfully. Now we can start the wordpress installation process.

Configure WordPress on Amazon Linux 2023

all the database and setup process is completed. Now we can download and set up the wordpress installation process. Put the following command to download the latest version of wordpress package.

sudo wget https://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz

After complete the downloading process create the wordpress directory by following command : 

sudo mkdir /var/www/html/wordpress

WordPress directory is created successfully now we can extract the wordpress packages on a given directory. 

sudo tar xzvf latest.tar.gz --directory /var/www/html

Now create the wordpress configuration files on apache server with the following terminal command.

nano /etc/httpd/conf.d/wordpress.conf
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Alias /wordpress "/var/www/html/wordpress/"
<Directory /var/www/html/wordpress/>
    AllowOverride All

Put the given script on the terminal and press ctrl + x and y to save this configuration file.

Now create the wordpress .htaccess file for wordpress by given command : 

sudo touch /var/www/html/wordpress/.htaccess

Copy the sample wordpress config

sudo cp /var/www/html/wordpress/wp-config -sample.php /var/www/html/wordpress/wp-config

Create the upgrade directory of wordpress by following command : 

sudo mkdir /var/www/html/wordpress/wp-content/upgrade

Now change the additional permissions from the given commands : 

sudo find /var/www/html/wordpress/ -type d -exec chmod 750 {}\;

sudo find /var/www/html/wordpress/ -type f -exec chmod 640 {}\;

chmod 0777 /var/www/html/wordpress

Now edit the wp-config with following command : 

sudo nano /var/www/html/wordpress/wp-config.php

After putting this command press the ctrl + w and put “AUTH_KEY” and hit the Enter to find this script and replace all values from the given script. 

define('AUTH_KEY',         'p}3%B||Fj@@=ssOah?_1fo`YaFV+01QSt^dDRL-8,z)!CLB/G^W+H+ f zW=-OA_');
define('SECURE_AUTH_KEY',  '-bv1Y:URjT!r-r=/_RVEvA/i[@Fyot6');
define('LOGGED_IN_KEY',    '-');
define('NONCE_KEY',        'OVoD2lYqsc5l7C^pt4-tjz|6iF|8ZU8},9q0b[Pcb~@wL-|tXPWr-7:$aJ10Z(em');
define('AUTH_SALT',        '54C+gC#RF$+bSujvN0FcKYN ~iut;wY^_-xgqrQD+Phc{e;4KQL@BmZ{EZ%Hu%N.');
define('SECURE_AUTH_SALT', 'HhlpC1jxKZ{Q,&X,Y gSDJZzP`~^,K|G/@R#euS-)E,a5-j6^y1G<-W8!}-E[yQg');
define('LOGGED_IN_SALT',   '9rgoDMb^DtGW%J(pmN.S%7}t2BtG?k!t[U5Y={;uiB`4e-V3w- $@1M[f{x*!E $');
define('NONCE_SALT',       '/[q^@7 {vJcJt-VDVKS 1,|S+P#RC;s$VBO+{2ROR`!8M2a^~RUj`$Vj]Wq] #0%');
auth key import in wp-config

Find the “DB_NAME” and put the all values from the given list. 

  • DB_NAME = wordpress
  • DB_USER = wordpress_user
  • DB_PASSWORD = W0rdPr3ss!!
import database info in wp-config

put the all values from the given and press ctrl + x and y to save all the changes.

Now restart the apache web server. 

sudo systemctl restart httpd

After restarting the server now we can test the wordpress. 


wordpress dashboard installation

now create the wordpress username and password then click on the install button. Now your wordpress server is ready to use. Use this server and host your powerful site.