How do I install a WordPress server.
1.) Create /var/log/apache2/”your web site name” : This is in your /etc/apache2/sites-available/config file for the virtual host
2.) create /var/www/”your web site name/public_html” : This is in your /etc/apache2/sites-available/config file for the virtual host
3.) in /etc/apache2/sites-available, I create “your web site name”.conf
4.) I give the /var/www/”your web site name” chown to your user to copy in stuff. When done, chown www-data:www-data for the site. I use Ubuntu. Redhat is different.
5.) I usually put the new domain in my Godaddy certificate and generate a new certificate and apply it to everything first.
6.) Set up .htaccess in wp-admin for only your require ip that are inside your network or you VPN with
sudo wget https://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz
Then extract the package using: sudo tar -xzvf latest.tar.gz
7.) I copy the wordpress folder contents to the public_html folder and after the site is up delete the latest.tar.gz file. You won’t need it. The “your web site”.conf file will point to the public_html folder.
8.) Open PHPMyAdmin on the server and create the WordPress database and SQL User for the wp-config.php file
9.) Create the salt : https://wpbuffs.com/wordpress-security-keys-salts/
10.) Go into your site’s wp-admin and configure the web site and set it up.
Last thing: I move the wp-config.php file
Move the wp-config.php inside wp-admin to /home/”my user/”your web site”/config.php”
I change the wp-config.php file in WordPress to:
include(‘/home/”your name”/”your web site”/config.php’); Point it to the correct location where you moved the file to.