How To Install WordPress on a CentOS VPS

WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool written in PHP. But in non-geek speak, it’s probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today.

It is also easy to learn and use. Many popular web sites and blogging platforms are using WordPress as their platform.

Installing WordPress on a CentOS VPS is pretty easy and straight forward procedure. Just follow the steps in this tutorial and you will get your new WordPress web site or blogging platform up and running very fast.

First, you will need to log in to your VPS as ROOT via SSH. Once you are in the first thing you need to do is to downloads the package lists from the repositories and ???update??? them to get information on the newest versions of packages and their dependencies. This step is not necessary but it is always a good practice to be done. To do that just type:

yum update
Before starting with the actual WordPress installation you must have Apache, PHP, and MySQL configured on your server. To learn how to set this up please follow this tutorial – How to install Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP) on CentOS 7.

Once LAMP installation is done we can continue with the WordPress installation.