Verified and Tested 06/15/15

Introduction

This how-to will show you how to install WordPress using Atlantic.Net’s One-click install. Currently, our WordPress application is installed on a LAMP stack using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Prerequisites

You need a valid Atlantic.Net cloud account. If you do not have an account, sign up for Cloud Hosting in less than 30 seconds.

Install WordPress using Atlantic.Net’s One-Click Install

First, we need to log into https://cloud.atlantic.net and select Add Server.

Click Add Server

Click Add Server

 

On the add a server page, the first step is to name your cloud server.

 

Type the name of what you want your server to be called.

Type the name of what you want your server to be called.

 

We now need to select the location for which you want your server housed at. All applications are available at every location.

 

Select the location you want your server to be at.

Select the location you want your server to be located.

 

Next select Applications to see all the one-click applications that are available.

 

Select Applications

Select Applications.

 

Select the WordPress application.

 

Select WordPress

Select WordPress.

 

Select the size of the server you would like.

 

Select your server size

Select your server size.

 

Optionally you can add your SSH key and/or add backups.

 

Select your SSH key and add backups if you would like.

Select your SSH key and add backups if you would like.

 

Click Create Server, and you should see that your server is building.

 

An example of what you server looks like when building

An example of what you server looks like when building.

 

Once it is built, you should get a screen similar to the one below. It has relevant information like the IP address of your server and login credentials. You will also get an email with the same information.

 

An example of what you server looks like aftrer it is built

An example of what you server looks like after it is built.

 

To get to the WordPress web installation, you need the verification link. The verification link is in the email sent to you, or on the Message of the Day screen when you first SSH into your server. The message of the Day also has your database passwords. Below is what the message of the day looks like when you login.

 

Note: The reason we use verification links rather than just going to the IP address, is the potential that someone could hijack your WordPress installation.

 

 

An example of what it looks like when you SSH into the server

An example of what it looks like when you SSH into the server.

 

Copy the verification link and put it into your browser. You should get a screen similar to the one below where you can select your language of choice.

 

Select the lanaguge for your WordPress installation

Select the language for your WordPress installation.

 

Now you can continue with the WordPress web installation to which will ask for your site title, username, password, and email, which is all customizable for what you would like.

 

An example of the WordPress web installation

An example of the WordPress web installation.

Congratulations! You have just installed WordPress using Atlantic.Net’s one-click WordPress install, check back for more updates. For more information, you may want to check out the WordPress Codex.