Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 Instance Install WordPress Blog

Published on November 18, 2020 by

I transferred my website from another web hosting company to Amazon Web Services. I used EC2 to start my new blog transfer. 

In this video, I created an account in AWS, and as I am qualified to their free tier for a new account. So this is the way how I did it.

1. Sign in to you AWS Account

2. Select EC2 instance

3. Click Launch Instance

4 . Go to AWS Market place – you can see many applications you can choose for your ec2 instance.

Choosing AMI

Search WordPress if you are installing WordPress for your ec2 instance. But remember, there are a lot of WordPress packages here. Be aware of what you install, considering the setup difficulty and support you can find on the web. I choose the “WordPress Certified by Bitnami and Automatic” because it has many users, accessible documentation, and support.

Instance Type

 Depending on your needs, select what your website requirements are. For me, I choose a free tier because it’s “Free.” According to what I read, this is available for new accounts in AWS and free to use for 1 year. I select option t.2 micro as I determine it is still enough to run to my low traffic website.

Launch the Instance

You do not need to change any settings after selecting the available integrated package.  If you have one or more settings here. Different key pairs will appear here. For your account, Click create a new team, click download, and then save this key. Upon review, create a key pair. This key will be used mostly to access your website through the console or access data in FTP.

 Then click Launch Instance, then the instance will initialize. Wait for a while. It will take several minutes to finish the process.

To view your website, you can copy the following information indicated in the ec2 instance. You can use either Public DNS (Ipv4) or ipv4 public Ip. Just copy and paste it on your web browser and your website will show using this address.

I cannot log in where is the default username and password stored.

To get the username password, click your instance, click actions, click instance settings, and click get system log. Scroll down, and you will find the user and password. Used it to access your website.


How I Migrate website to another webhosting company.

In this video I used all in one migration to migrate all my files


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