Creating a simple WordPress Blog with the Bitnami Stack on Amazon EC2


It is really easy to create a simple WordPress Blog on Amazon EC2 with the Bitnami Stack. To do so, simply click on “Launch Instance” in the Console.

Launch a new AWS Instance
Launch a new AWS Instance

 

Next, we get a Dialog where we can select the Wizard. For our sample, we use the “Classic” Wizard.

 

Create a new AWS EC2 Instance with the Wizard
Create a new AWS EC2 Instance with the Wizard

In the „Request Instances Wizard“, we now select the Tab „Community AMIs“ and type „wordpress“ in the Search Box. This will list us several WordPress-Enabled Instances.

 

Available AWS Community AMIs
Available AWS Community AMIs

We select an AMI that has the most recent WordPress Version installed. In the current case, it is “ami-018c8875“ but it might change over time.

In the next Dialog, we make sure to have “Micro” as Instance Type selected. This is the cheapest available instance type on EC2.

 

Select an instance type on AWS
Select an instance type on AWS

We simply confirm the next few Dialogs until we get to the point where we need to create a Key/Value Pair. This is necessary once we need to connect to the instance.

 

Create a new Key-Pair for an EC2 Instance on AWS
Create a new Key-Pair for an EC2 Instance on AWS

In the last Dialog simply click “Launch” and the Instance will be started.

Don’t forget to configure the security groups. If it is your first time with AWS, you might not have set HTTP Connections by the Firewall.

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Mario Meir-Huber

I work as Big Data Architect for Microsoft. With this role, I support my customers in applying Big Data technologies - mainly Hadoop/Spark - for their use-cases. I also teach this topic at various universities and frequently speak at various Conferences. In 2010 I wrote a book about Cloud Computing, which is often used at German & Austrian Universities. In my home country (Austria) I am part of several organisations on Big Data.

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