Global Open Versity Labs Install Guide WordPress on Linux v1.0
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Step-by-Step Install Guide WordPress on Linux CentOS5
By Kefa Rabah,firstname.lastname@example.orgMarch 01, 2010SerengetiSys Labs
is an open source blog publishing application powered by PHP and MySQL which can alsobe used for content management. It has many features including a workflow], a plug-in architecture and atemplating system. Used by over 2% of the 10,000 biggest websites, WordPress is the most popular blogsoftware in use today. You can also use WordPress for your website. It was first released in May 2003 byMatt Mullenweg as a fork of b2/cafelog. As of September 2009, it is being used by 202 million websitesworldwide.
is an easy-to-use multi-platform package that installs Apache, MySQL, PHP, phpMyAdmin, and awhole slew of other software useful for dynamic web development on your computer. Installation ispainless, and configuration minimal. In this Hands-on Lab, I’ll guide you through installing the package onLinux CentOS5.
It’s assumed that you have a good understanding of Linux operating system and its working environment.It’s also assumed that you know how to install and configure Linux CentOS5, if not go ahead and pop over to scribd.com and check out a good howto entitled “Install Configure and Upgrade Linux CentOS5 Server v1.1” to get you started.
Hands-on Labs Session
In this Hands-on Lab session, as mentioned above, it’s assumed that you have installed Linux OS or knowhow to install one. Next you will learn how to install XAMPP server which gives you a head start when itcomes to dealing with integrated Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP (or LAMP) configuration, whichremoves failure that is common when installing applications that require it. Next, you’ll learn how toconfigure MySQL and use it to create
database, required for installing WordPress weblog.Next, I’ll show you via step-by-step how to install WordPress on Linux CentOS5, and how to secure it. I’llalso take you through the process of creating your first blog. Next, you’ll learn how to install WordPress aswebsite and, how to locate new Template themes & Plugins and how to add them to your site to bringyour weblog or website to a professional level. Finally you’ll have an opportunity to do the Hands-on Labsassignments to test what you have learned in this hands-on labs session. Once you’re done with this labssession you should have gained an experience and capability to enable you to plan design implement anddeploy a secure WordPress powered blog or website for any network infrastructure.