WordPress on Cloud Hosted Servers
What is WordPress
WordPress is an open-source website creation tool written in PHP. Often referred to as a CMS (Content Management System) it allows users to build and create websites. It is by far the most popular CMS allowing for free and paid plugins to be used on WordPress built websites.
- To start your WordPress installation, navigate to your "VPS Manager" and click on "WordPress".
- Here you will want to find your desired website and click "Install Wordpress"
- Next you can click on "Login" which will take you to https://yourwebsitename.com/wp-admin/login.php
- To complete the WordPress installation, you will need to fill in the following information:
- Site Title
- Your Email address (This is used for password resets)
- Lastly you will be required to login with the information you have just created.
- You have now completed your WordPress install!
Recommended Plugins and Reading
Some of the WordPress plugins we recommend are:
- Wordfence - "A free plugin you can use in your WordPress site to scan for hacked files and to monitor the access of visitors to your site"
- Sucuri - "The Sucuri WordPress Security plugin is a toolset for security integrity monitoring, malware detection, audit logging and security hardening."
NOTE: If you require help we highly recommend reading WordPress' guide on how to start with your first WordPress site. https://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Quick_Start_Guide
Cloud Hosting Control Panel - https://xmission.com/account/
- Your Servers - VPS Manager
- Configure Resources - Your Server Resources
- Manage - Your Cloud Hosting Panel
- Wordpress Installation - How to install Wordpress to your website
- Domain Redirects - How to direct website traffic to another domain
- Nginx Proxy
- PHP Settings - How to add customer PHP settings
- PHPMyAdmin - How to access your Databases
- DNS - Add or Remove DNS
Additional Tasks and Information
- How Secure Web (SSL) Works
- Domain Transfer and Redemption
- Password Protecting a Directory With ".htaccess"
- Uploading Website content
- Two-Factor Authentication
- Logs and Troubleshooting Tips
- Command Line Login
- Creating Scheduled Jobs with Crons
- MySQL Import and Export
- Default Cloud Server PHP Info
- Host Files
- SSH Keys
- Unmanaged Server Security