Tutorial: How to install wordpress on AWS EC2 t2.micro instance ? Charpter-1

Charpter-1: How to install AWS EC2 t2.micro instance

Before installing wordpress on AWS EC2 t2.micro instance (server), we have to prepair an AWS EC2 instance.

In this article I will introduce how to install a free tier AWS EC2 t2.micro instance.

1. Choose an Amazon Machine Image (AMI)
Step1 of installing AWS EC2 t2.micro
Step1 of installing AWS EC2 t2.micro

We selected “Amazon Linux AMI 2014.09.2 (HVM) – ami” to install.

PS: There is another AIM “Amazon Linux AMI 2014.09.2 (PV) – ami“. PV type AMI has smaller memory and lower  network performance than HVM type in free tier.

HMV vs PV AMI
HMV vs PV AMI
2. Choose an Instance Type
Step2 of installing AWS EC2 t2.micro
Step2 of installing AWS EC2 t2.micro

Only t2.micro type is available for free tier.

3. Configure Instance Details
Step 3 Configure Instance Details
Step 3 Configure Instance Details

Use the default configure, then click “Next Add Storage”.

4. Add Storage
Step 4  Add Storage
Step 4 Add Storage

Free tier eligible customers can get up to 30 GB of EBS General Purpose (SSD) or Magnetic storage.

5. Tag Instance
Step 5 Tag Instance
Step 5 Tag Instance

You could define a tag with key = Name and value = Webserver as you wish.

6. Configure Security Group
Step 6 Configure Security Group
Step 6 Configure Security Group

In order to allow anyone access your website, please add HTTP rule as below

Add HTTP Rule
Add HTTP Rule
7. Review Instance Launch
Step 7 Review Instance Launch
Step 7 Review Instance Launch

If no problem, click “Launch

Create a new key pair
Create a new key pair

Input a key pair name as you wish, then click “Download Key Pair” to download a pem file.

After downloading the pem file successfully, the button “Launch Instances” can be clicked now.

Launch Status
Launch Status

Now, we have already got a server ready to install wordpress.

Next: Installing a LAMP Web Server on Amazon Linux

 

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