This assignment instructed us to choose a CMS of our choice and install it from scratch on our own server. I bounced between WordPress and Drupal but ultimately decided to go with WordPress as it is the CMS that the majority of the classwork is based upon.
My CMS Choice
I currently use Amazon Web Services (AWS) as my hosting service, so there is no “1-click” installation option like many of the other hosting services provide for WordPress. Amazon has some pretty extensive help documentation however, and I was able to find a listing that spelled out the steps involved. It can be found here.
Below is a summary listing of the steps it took to get WordPress installed and running on AWS. Everything was done via command line interface using the PuTTy client.
- Downloaded and unzipped WordPress from wordpress.org
- Logged into MySQL
- Created a WordPress database
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