You need to have a LAMP ready server to install WordPress into your Centos server. Read more: How to Setup LAMP Configuration on Centos.
Step 1 – You need to create a database and user account in MySQL for WordPress. Login to your MySQL using the username and password created earlier by running the command below:
mysql -u root -p
Step 2 – After you have successfully logged in, you can now create a database, a new user and its password. ALL MySQL commands MUST end with a semicolon.
To create a database:
To create a new user:
To create a password for the user:
Step 3 – You can then grant the user all privileges for the database by running the command below:
Step 4 – Flush to refresh MySQL and its configuration. You have successfully created a database for WordPress use.
mysql> Flush Privileges;
Step 5 – Download the latest WordPress installation file into /usr/local/src and extract them. If you do not have wget installed in your server, you can do so by running “yum install wget”.
cd /usr/local/src wget http://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz tar -zxvf latest.tar.gz
Step 6 – Edit the WordPress’s config file to link the MySQL database that we have created earlier to the WordPress CMS.
cd /usr/local/src/wordpress cp wp-config-sample.php wp-config.php vi wp-config.php
Step 7 – Copy all WordPress files into httpd root folder.
cp -r /usr/local/src/wordpress/* /var/www/html
Step 8 – We have to install additional php module.
yum install php-gd
Step 9 – Change owner on ‘wp-content’ and ‘wp-admin’ folder to enable file upload and themes/plugins customisation
chown -Rf apache /var/www/html/wp-content chown -Rf apache /var/www/html/wp-admin
Step 10 – Restart httpd service.
service httpd restart
Now you can access your WordPress by typing http://your-ip-address-here into your browser’s address bar.