Step by step to install WordPress on CentOS 7

  centos7, wordpress

1. disable SELinux

$ setenforce 0
 $ sed -i 's/enforcing/disabled/g' /etc/selinux/config

2. install required packages

$ yum install httpd php php-common php-mysqlnd php-mbstring php-gd mariadb-server mod_ssl -y

3. enable access to access web server

$ sed -i 's/AllowOverride none/AllowOverride all/g' /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

4. start web server and database

$ systemctl start httpd && systemctl start mariadb

5. create mysql database and users

$ mysql
 > CREATE DATABASE wordpress
 > GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON wordpress.*TO 'wordpress'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY '<your password>'
 > exit

6. download wordpress

$ curl -O
 $ tar zxvf  latest.tar.gz
 $ mkdir /var/www/html/
 $ mv wordpress/* /var/www/html/

7. give priority to web server to access wordpress directory

$ chown -R apache:apache /var/www/html

8. change wordpress file access priority to 777

$ chmod -R 777 /var/www/html

9. change wordpress file access method to ‘direct’ inwp-config.php

define('FSMETHOD', 'direct');

8. go your domain to set things up!