Install WordPress on CentOS 7

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First need to set up some of the background software. To do so, you will need to install three things before installing WordPress. The first one is a dynamic content processor, the second is a webserver, and the last one is a database server. To get these things, you will download Apache, MySQL, and PHP before downloading WordPress.

Install Pre-requsites as below

# yum -y install

# yum install yum-utils

# yum-config-manager –disable remi-php54

# yum-config-manager –enable remi-php73

# yum install httpd mariadb mariadb-server php php-common php-mysql php-gd php-xml php-mbstring php-mcrypt

# systemctl start mariadb

# mysql_secure_installation

# systemctl enable mariadb

# systemctl start httpd

# systemctl enable httpd

Creating WordPress MySQL Database

# mysql -u root -p

Enter password:

## Create database ##


## Creating new user ##

CREATE USER wordpress@localhost IDENTIFIED BY “Password”;

## Grant privileges to database ##

GRANT ALL ON wordpress.* TO wordpress@localhost;

## FLUSH privileges ##


## Exit ##


Preparing WordPress Installation

Now we are ready to download the latest WordPress archive:

# cd /tmp && wget

Next extract the archive in our web directory:

# tar -xvzf latest.tar.gz -C /var/www/html

The above will create the following directory, which will contain our WordPress script:


Now change the ownership of that directory to user “apache”:

# chown -R apache /var/www/html/wordpress

Creating Apache Virtual Host for WordPress

We will create a separate virtual host for our WordPress install. Open /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf with your favorite text editor:

# vim /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

And add the following code at the bottom of the file and replace the marked text with the information related to your installation:

<VirtualHost *:80>

ServerAdmin wordpress

DocumentRoot /var/www/html/wordpress

ServerName wordpress

ServerAlias wordpress

ErrorLog /var/log/httpd/tecminttest-error-log

CustomLog /var/log/httpd/tecminttest-acces-log common


Save your changes and restart Apache:

# systemctl restart httpd

Installing WordPress on Website

Then run the following commands for reload and stop the service.

systemctl disable firewalld.service

systemctl stop firewalld.service

Configuring WordPress Installation

Copy default wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php to configure WordPress installation.

# cd /var/www/html/wordpress

# cp wp-config-sample.php wp-config.php

Open wp-config.php file.

# vi wp-config.php

Modify the following database settings as we created in the Step #3 above.

// ** MySQL settings – You can get this info from your web host ** //

/** The name of the database for WordPress */

define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘database_name_here’);

/** MySQL database username */

define(‘DB_USER’, ‘username_here’);

/** MySQL database password */

define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘password_here’);

/** MySQL hostname */

define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’);

/** Database Charset to use in creating database tables. */

define(‘DB_CHARSET’, ‘utf8’);

/** The Database Collate type. Don’t change this if in doubt. */

define(‘DB_COLLATE’, ”);

Finishing WordPress Installation

Open your browser and type any of the following address.



Now , launch the web WordPress by http://localhost/wp-admin/install.php


Enter the Database details on Next Screen.


After that you need to enter a username, password, and an email address for your admin account.


Click on Install WordPress once details are entered.


You can login to your website by going to /localhost/website1/wp-admin page and use the username / password that you entered during installation to login.

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