It is really easy to create a simple WordPress Blog on Amazon EC2 with the Bitnami Stack. To do so, simply click on “Launch Instance” in the Console.

Launch a new AWS Instance

Launch a new AWS Instance

 

Next, we get a Dialog where we can select the Wizard. For our sample, we use the “Classic” Wizard.

 

Create a new AWS EC2 Instance with the Wizard

Create a new AWS EC2 Instance with the Wizard

In the „Request Instances Wizard“, we now select the Tab „Community AMIs“ and type „wordpress“ in the Search Box. This will list us several WordPress-Enabled Instances.

 

Available AWS Community AMIs

Available AWS Community AMIs

We select an AMI that has the most recent WordPress Version installed. In the current case, it is “ami-018c8875“ but it might change over time.

In the next Dialog, we make sure to have “Micro” as Instance Type selected. This is the cheapest available instance type on EC2.

 

Select an instance type on AWS

Select an instance type on AWS

We simply confirm the next few Dialogs until we get to the point where we need to create a Key/Value Pair. This is necessary once we need to connect to the instance.

 

Create a new Key-Pair for an EC2 Instance on AWS

Create a new Key-Pair for an EC2 Instance on AWS

In the last Dialog simply click “Launch” and the Instance will be started.

Don’t forget to configure the security groups. If it is your first time with AWS, you might not have set HTTP Connections by the Firewall.

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