Setting a WordPress Lightsail instance on AWS

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Setting a WordPress Lightsail instance on AWS

1-From the Lightsail control panel click the button “Create Instance”

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Click here

2-After that select the region

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Click here

3-Then select the platform Linux/Unix and the blueprint WordPress

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Click here
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4-Choose your instance plan and give it a name (something that will help you identify it), and click the Create Instance button

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We usually recommend from 10 dollars up per month for better website performance
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example: www.yoursitename.com
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click here

5-After your instance is running you can access it by going to the IP address generated upon the creation of the instance, in our example here: 54.89.233.7

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Here is the IP to the instance

6-From the browser it should look like this:

7-To be able to access the WordPress control panel after the set up is completed we need to recover the password that was created automatically when we were creating the instance, to do that click on the terminal icon on the instance box, that will triger a command shell window in which we will need to type the following command in order to recover the admin password:

sudo cat bitnami_application_password

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Terminal Icon, click here to fire up the terminal window.
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Type the command line: sudo cat bitnami_application_password
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copy the password from here

8-Now that we have the password we can access the WordPress control panel by going to the admin login url:

54.89.233.7/wp-admin

The dafault username is:

user

And the password is the one we saved on the previous step.

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username: user

Once we have acess to the new WordPress instalations we can migrate our sites with the plugin “All in One Migration”.