To quickly set up an all-in-one LAMP server (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) with Wordpress as the example application in a public or private cloud.
Note: Designed for demonstration purposes only.
Note: If you want to launch your own all-in-one LAMP stack with your own application and database, see the LAMP All-In-One with MySQL 5.1/5.5 tutorial.
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This tutorial describes the steps for launching a trial LAMP server in the cloud. The ServerTemplate is designed to easily set up and launch a test LAMP server (with a MySQL and Apache installation) in a cloud without requiring any additional configuration or user inputs. Alternatively, if you need to set up a LAMP server to run your own test application or a RightScale-provided sample application, you must use a different ServerTemplate. See the LAMP All-In-One with MySQL 5.5 (v13 Infinity) tutorial.
Follow these steps to add a new server to a deployment.
When you launch a server, it enters the "pending" state as RightScale makes a request to the cloud on your behalf. You can track the status of the server as it transitions through the pending, booting, and operational states in the Events pane in the left-hand panel, which provides real-time push notifications. You can also track the status of the server under its Info tab. However, you will need to periodically click the Info tab or refresh the browser window to update the information displayed below the tabs.
After the server enters the operational state, you can test it to ensure that it was properly configured. To test your server, go to the server's Info tab. You can either copy and paste the server's public IP address into a web browser or click the public DNS name or IP address link (if available).
When you navigate to your running server in a web browser, you will see the default Wordpress installation page. Complete the installation process by entering your own information for the 'admin' user of the site.
If the server is operational but you cannot view the Wordpress installation page in a browser window, make sure that your server's security group has port 80 open.
After successfully installing Wordpress on the server, you can log into the WordPress Dashboard and create the first page on your site.
You can also click on the server's Monitoring tab to view real-time monitoring graphs and check out the detailed server information under the Audit Entries tab.
When you are finished with your testing, terminate the server by clicking its Terminate button.
If you're interested in launching a LAMP server with your own application and database, see the LAMP All-In-One with MySQL 5.5 tutorial.
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