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.
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.
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.
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.