Installing WordPress on openSUSE Rackspace Cloud Server is fully different from the command line arguments and with proper settings openSUSE is most secure OS. The reason to select openSUSE for WordPress can be for the robustness of openSUSE along with high level of security. However, configuring openSUSE is not that easy work. We specifically published an guide on openSUSE and Rackspace Cloud Server. It is recommended to read that guide first before proceeding for Installing WordPress on openSUSE Rackspace Cloud Server.
For non developers or otherwise normal need of WordPress Installation, follow this guide to Install WordPress on Rackspace Cloud Server. This specific guide on Installing WordPress on openSUSE Rackspace Cloud Server is not intended for normal usage.
Installing WordPress on openSUSE Rackspace Cloud Server : Intended Audience
This guide on Installing WordPress on openSUSE Rackspace Cloud Server is intended for users and developers with needed knowledge of UNIX. Straightforwardly, we will start from the command line interface, if you need help for building the openSUSE server on Rackspace Next Generation Cloud Server, Please check the initial steps with screenshots in the previous guide.
It is better to use Mac OS X or Linux (like Ubuntu) as your remote computer for easy installation. The configuration we have used for this guide on Installing WordPress on openSUSE Rackspace Cloud Server is as follows :
Operating System : openSUSE
Version : 12.1
RAM : 8 GB
Installing WordPress on openSUSE Rackspace Cloud Server : Steps
Now the proper steps for Installing WordPress on openSUSE Rackspace Cloud Server. Login via SSH to your server and create the home directory :
useradd –m thecustomizewindows
thecustomizewindows is our server’s name. You must change to yours. Run this :
Now you need to add SSH :
Define user, permission etc one by one :
groupmod -A thecustomizewindows sudoer
groupmod -A thecustomizewindows sshuser
Again change the server’s name (thecustomizewindows) with yours. Practically there is one sided typing only, you will not get any apparent response in Shell, this because openSUSE will not sent you any unnecessary bytes of data :
Open the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file with vim editor :
Please refer to the previous article we linked above for a normal setup. Basically many uses TightVNC to configure openSUSE with a GUI remotely. Use it only in extremely difficult situation.
Add SSH :
Import it :
scp -P22 ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub email@example.com:/home/thecustomizewindows/.ssh/id_rsa.pub
Change the IP and servername. Now install firewall :
You will get a GUI :
You basically can perform Installing WordPress on openSUSE Rackspace Cloud Server in a shortcut way, but there is no meaning using openSUSE for sure.
Now the steps are like normal Linux Server setup. Basically this is a special Cloud version of openSUSE we are using for Installing WordPress on openSUSE Rackspace Cloud Server. Otherwise you had to fight more. Run :
yast2 -i apache2
Installing WordPress on openSUSE Rackspace Cloud Server is colorful.
chkconfig --add apache2
Start the service :
PHP components :
yast2 -i apache2-mod_php5
Restart Apache :
yast2 -i mysql mysql-client
Probably you will use Rackspace database as a service, here is the minimum commands for localhost installation :
chkconfig --add mysql
/etc/init.d/mysql start mysql_secure_installation
Your public directory is :
You can create a html or php file to test on browser to open with the IP address.
This piece of fantastic code will install most components :
yast2 -i php5-mysql php5-bcmath php5-bz2 php5-calendar php5-ctype php5-curl php5-dom php5-ftp php5-gd php5-gettext php5-gmp php5-iconv php5-imap php5-ldap php5-mbstring php5-mcrypt php5-odbc php5-openssl php5-pcntl php5-pgsql php5-posix php5-shmop php5-snmp php5-soap php5-sockets php5-sqlite php5-sysvsem php5-tokenizer php5-wddx php5-xmlrpc php5-xsl php5-zlib php5-exif php5-fastcgi php5-pear php5-sysvmsg php5-sysvshm
Restart all services.
Now go to public folder :
And the wget wordpress :
Uncompress it :
tar -xzvf latest.tar.gz
Move contents to root :
mv /wordpress* .
Simple go to for example – http://ip-address/wp-admin/install.php ; it will say that wp-config is not configured, simply you can add data by following on browser options through WordPress installation script. Done. So, Installing WordPress on openSUSE Rackspace Cloud Server is not so pathetic, actually the permission level creates a bit problem for the first time.