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