Install and Configure WordPress on Rocky Linux 9

In this guide, we want to show you to Install and Configure WordPress on Rocky Linux 9.

WordPress is web publishing software you can use to create your own website or blog. WordPress enables you to build and manage your own full-featured website using just your web browser—without having to learn how to code. In fact, if you’ve ever used a text editor like Microsoft Word, you’ll be right at home with the WordPress Editor.

Steps To Install and Configure WordPress on Rocky Linux 9

To complete this guide, you need some requirements.

Requirements

You must log in to your server as a non-root user with sudo privileges and set up a basic firewall. To do this, you can follow our guide on Initial Server Setup with Rocky Linux 9.

Also, you need to have the LAMP Stack installed on your server. To do this, you can follow our article on Installing LAMP Stack on Rocky Linux 9.

Install Additional PHP Modules on Rocky Linux 9

Here we assumed that you are done with the requirements. First, you need to install the additional PHP extensions on Rocky Linux 9:

sudo dnf install php-{bz2,mysqli,curl,gd,intl,common,mbstring,xml}

Then, restart Apache to apply the changes:

sudo systemctl restart httpd

Create a WordPress Database and User

At this point, you need to create a user and database for your WordPress. To do this, log in to your MariaDB Shell with the command below:

sudo mysql -u root -p

From your MariaDB shell, run the following command to create a WordPress database, here we named it wordpressdb:

MariaDB [(none)]> CREATE DATABASE wordpressdb;

Next, use the command below to create a WordPress user and grant all privileges to it on Rocky Linux 9, here we named it wordpress_user and set a strong password for it:

MariaDB [(none)]> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON wordpressdb.* TO 'wordpress_user'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';

Flush the privileges and exit from your MariaDB shell:

MariaDB [(none)]> FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
MariaDB [(none)]> EXIT;

Set up WordPress on Rocky Linux 9

At this point, you can download the latest tar.gz package of WordPress on Rocky Linux 9 with the following wget command:

sudo wget http://WordPress.org/latest.tar.gz

When your download is completed, extract your file:

sudo tar -xzvf latest.tar.gz

Then, you need to move it to the webroot directory with the following command:

sudo mv wordpress/* /var/www/html/

Set the correct permissions for it:

sudo chown -R apache:apache /var/www/html/

Configure Firewall for WordPress

Now open ports 80 and 443 through the Rocky Linux 9 firewall with the following commands:

# sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --add-service=http
# sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --add-service=https

Reload the firewall to apply the new rules:

sudo systemctl reload firewalld

At this point, you can continue your WordPress installation and configure it on Rocky Linux 9 through the Web interface.

Access WordPress Web Interface

From here you can easily configure your WordPress through the web interface by typing your server’s IP address in your web browser:

http://server-ip-address

You will see the WordPress Language screen. Select your desired language and press Continue.

WordPress Language
WordPress Language

Then, you will see the Welcome WordPress screen. Read the contents and click Let’s Go.

After that, you need to enter the WordPress database information that you have created on Rocky Linux 9 and click submit.

WordPress database information
WordPress database information

Next, click Run the Installation and provide the information that is needed, and click Install WordPress.

Install WordPress
Install WordPress

Then, you will see the WordPress Login screen. Enter your username and password that you have generated in the previous step and click Sign-in.

Now you will see your WordPress dashboard.

WordPress dashboard Rocky Linux 9

That’s it, you are done.

Conclusion

If you’re looking for an easy tool that will help you build your own blog or website without learning how to code, no other software makes it this easy. And, you’ll find that WordPress is incredibly flexible, with thousands of themes, plugins, and support options to ensure that your site will continue to grow with you in the future.

At this point, you have learned to Install and Configure WordPress on Rocky Linux 9.

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