How to Setup WordPress Development Environment

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how to setup wordpress development environment

How to Setup WordPress Development Environment? Before actually getting into WordPress development, we should know about “how to setup WordPress development environment”. Because this is the first tutorial of WordPress guide. So, we are going to learn the WordPress development environment setup on hosting.

The installation process of WordPress might be different on different hosts but I will try to cover some of them, for other hosts you can search on your favorite search engine or I’ll try to mention the article’s links (if possible).

Well, there are two different environments, which I am going to cover in this article. They are as follows:

1.) Setup WordPress Development Environment on Cpanel

Cpanel is the most popular platform because it’s easy to understand, it’s everywhere, and most of the people using it for their website hosting. I am not going to tell you what is Cpanel or something like that we are just going to setup the development environment for WordPress. So, let’s get into it…

Step 1: Login into your Cpanel by going through after login into hosting account or just type http://your-domain.com/cpanel/ if you already point your domain to the your cpanel hosting (otherwise this method will not work).

Step 2: The internal Cpanel interface might be different in every hosting platform but it work same in every hosting so, don’t worry (if you still face any type of difficulties than feel free to ask in comments) Type “Softaculous Apps Installer” or just scroll down to the bottom of the page. Than click on it.

how to setup wordpress development environment on cpanel step 1

After that you will be promoted to this page (design might be different, depends on the version)

how to setup wordpress development environment on cpanel step 1.1

Step 3: Click on “WordPress” under the “Blogs” on the left side

how to setup wordpress development environment on cpanel step 2

Step 4: Click on “install now”

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Step 5: 

  • Software setup: Choose protocol (means your connection either http or https, choose http if you didn’t purchase ssl if you don’t know what is ssl than feel free to choose http, later we can convert this into https), choose domain, In directory (leave it blank, if there’s something written by default then delete all words and make it blank)
  • Site settings: Enter site name, site description, and leave the “Enable Multisite (WPMU)” option for now (make sure it is unchecked)
  • Admin account: Enter admin username, password, and email (where you will receive all details like forgot your password, site details, and all those things)
  • Choose your language
  • Don’t select any plugin from “Select Plugin(s)” option leave it default
  • Advanced options – leave it default
  • Select theme: You’ll have only three themes option don’t worry, select anyone we can change it later.
  • Don’t just click on the “install” button, before clicking make sure you enter your email address in “Email installation details to:” at the bottom of the page, where you are going to receive all installation details
  • At last click the button “install”

Before clicking on the button just look at the below picture make sure everything is perfect.

how to setup wordpress development environment on cpanel step 5

Installation may take 10 to 20 seconds or otherwise a second.

Congratulations! You successfully setup WordPress development environment on Cpanel.

2.) How to setup WordPress development environment on Amazon cloud

In this post, I am going to installing WordPress on EC2 using the free tire version.

Step 1: Sign into your Amazon console

Step 2: Click on the EC2 under services on the top left side at navigation bar

how to setup wordpress development environment on Amazon cloud step 1

Step 3: Click on “Launch Instance”

how to setup wordpress development environment on Amazon cloud step 3

Step 4: You’ll be promoted to a new window, where you have to click on “AWS Marketplace”, then search for WordPress. Then choose the “WordPress Certified by Bitnami” and click on the select button.

how to setup wordpress development environment on Amazon cloud step 4

Step 5: A new popup window will open, just scroll down to the bottom and click on “continue”

Step 6: Choose an Instance Type – I’m using free tire version so, I will go with t2.micro after that click on “Next: Configure Instance Details”

how to setup wordpress development environment on Amazon cloud step 6

Step 7: On “Configure Instance Details” I am leaving it default and you can also leave it default and than click on “Next: Add Storage”

Step 8: On “Add Storage” leave it default and click on “Next: Add Tags”

Step 9: On “Add Tag” click on the “Add tag” button. After that enter “Name” in key column and “WordPress” in Value column and click on “Next: Configure Security Group”

how to setup wordpress development environment on Amazon cloud step 9

Step 10: On “Configure Security Group” leave it default and click on “Review and launch”

Step 11: Than click on “launch”

Step 12: A new window will pop up called “Select an existing key pair or create a new key pair” select “create a new key pair”, enter a “key pair name”, and click on the “Download Key Pair” button.

WARNING: Do not delete this key pair file, which you downloaded in the previous step. This key pair only available for download for once, if you lose this file, you can’t download this file again in future. And this key pair file is most important for your server, this is the login tool for you to sign into your server, without this you can’t.

Now, click on “Launch Instances”

This may take few minutes depending on your internet speed and connection.

Step 13: Now, your can see a window called “Launch Status” scroll down to the bottom and click on “View Instances”, than you can see your Instance (also called as server), make sure its running, if not than wait until it running.

how to setup wordpress development environment on Amazon cloud step 13

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If its running than copy the IPv4 Public IP from the bottom row and paste into a new tab in your web browser, and you should see a Hello World blog page appear.

Congratulations! You successfully setup WordPress Development Environment” into your Amazon cloud.

One more thing which is most important your username and password of WordPress site. To get your username and password go to Actions > Instance Settings > Get system log

how to setup get username and password of wordpress in Amazon cloud

By default your username will be “user” and to get your password scroll down to bottom of system log, it look like this

how to get wordpress username and password in Amazon cloud

Copy your password and go to the new tab, enter your your-public-ip/wp-admin/ and enter your username and password. And That’s all.!

I hope everything going well, if you still face any difficulty then feel free to ask in comments. I’ll more than happy to help you there!

Tadaa..!

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