How to setup a wordpress website on AWS EC2 within few minutes

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Here we are going to discuss how can we setup our own WordPress website in our amazon EC2 within few minutes. There are several platforms which gives you the option to pay for their services and have a WordPress site. Then you can build whatever you need to do. But today we will discuss how to build our own server, install WordPress and setup the rest.

What is the benefits of choosing AWS to setup WordPress ?

Because you don't need to pay for services which other platforms provides. In AWS, you are the owner of your server and you are the person who install and setup your installation. So no monthly charges for anonymous companies . Only pay is for as you go. From this article we will learn how to setup our own WordPress site. In AWS also there are options to use pre-installed WordPress and make our site.  But here we will discuss how to do it without using pre-installations.

Follow the steps as below. 

1) First we need to create a AWS EC2 instance.…

Linux File System Hierarchy

Linux File System Hierarchy

In the linux file system hierarchy, all the files are stored in a single inverted tree, Because the root directory is on the top of the hierarchy and directories and sub directories are below the root.

The root directory which is "/" as show in the above image is the starting of the file system. More than that "/" is used to seperate the directories like "/etc/passwd  and /etc/group". Below will describe one by one the directories under root.

/boot : The files which needs to start the boot process
/etc : System configuration files.
/home : All the user's home directories are here. In simple words, users home folder.
/root : Home directory of the root user
/bin : User commands
/sbin : Administrative commands
/var : Files which changes by time. Persistence between boot. Dynamically change by time. eg - log files, databases
/dev : Special files which system needs to access hardware.
/proc : contains files which gives system information like /proc/cpuinfo
/mnt : list mount points
/run : contains files which are non persistent data means looses data within boots.


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