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Useful Commands for Bitnami WordPress Installations

Have a server running Bitnami-powered WordPress? Here’s a collection of useful commands you might need from initial setup through to ongoing maintenance.

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How to Install a Free SSL Certificate on AWS Bitnami WordPress

An SSL certificate is a bit of a no-brainer in most cases; it makes a connection with a website more secure, it builds trust with users (they see a padlock instead of a ‘Not secure’ message) and it’s a ranking factor in Google’s algorithm (announced back in 2014). What’s not to like?

If you’ve setup a WordPress site on an AWS EC2 instance using Bitnami’s image, here’s how to install a free SSL certificate provided by Let’s Encrypt.

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How to SFTP into Your AWS EC2 Bitnami WordPress Server

If you’ve already setup your AWS EC2 instance based on a Bitnami image (AMI), you might be wondering how to get FTP or SFTP access to your new server. Luckily for us, it’s pretty simple!

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How to Access phpMyAdmin on Your AWS EC2 Bitnami WordPress Instance

Bitnami take security seriously with their applications, there’s no doubt about that. In order to access phpMyAdmin on your AWS instance, it’s not simply a case of navigating to the IP of your instance and adding /phpmyadmin to the end of the URL or going to a control panel and clicking the phpMyAdmin logo.

Luckily, it’s not all that difficult to access it after all. All that we’ll need to do is create an SSH tunnel.

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How to Setup a WordPress Website on AWS EC2 with Bitnami

Moving from a popular hosting provider – whether generic (i.e. GoDaddy) or WordPress-specific (i.e. SiteGround) – over to AWS can be a bit daunting at first (I know it was for me!). With this handy guide, however, you can get a new WordPress site up and running on an EC2 server in less than 10 minutes, getting familiar with AWS along the way.

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How to Find Your Password for WordPress on AWS EC2 (Bitnami)

You can get a new server setup on AWS EC2 with WordPress installed via Bitnami quite quickly and relatively easily, but actually logging into WordPress itself can sometimes stop people in their tracks.

In this quick guide I’ll show you two ways to get your password for WordPress from your AWS EC2 server.

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How to Connect via SSH to an AWS EC2 Instance Running Bitnami WordPress

An SSH connection gives you control over the configuration of your server. From handling folder permissions to simply removing the Bitnami banner that comes enabled as standard, you’ll need SSH access to do a lot of things.

If you’ve installed WordPress on an AWS EC2 instance using a Bitnami AMI but you don’t know how to connect via SSH, let me help you with this quick guide.

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How to Remove the Bitnami Banner from Your WordPress Website on AWS

After installing WordPress on your AWS EC2 instance using the AMI provided by Bitnami, you’ll want to enter your instance’s public IP address into your browser and check that it’s live and everything is running correctly.

When you land on your brand spanking new WordPress site, one of the first things you’ll probably notice – apart from the default theme that is inevitably made active – is a small Bitnami banner in the bottom-right corner of the browser’s window. The banner links through to another page.