Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) allows users to easily create, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. In this lab, we create an RDS database, install a web server and configure WordPress to connect to the RDS database. We then run the final configuration through the web browser and are presented with a working WordPress blog. By the end of this lab, the user will understand how to create an RDS database and configure WordPress to use it to store data.
Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:
- Create RDS Database
Using the AWS console, create an RDS database with the following configurations:
- Choose a database creation method: Standard create
- Engine options: MySQL
- Edition: MySQL Community
- Templates: Free tier
- Install Apache and Dependencies
Install our web server and Apache, as well as the libraries that WordPress requires to work.
- Configure WordPress
wp-config.phpto connect to the RDS database we created.
- Modify Security Groups
Modify security groups to allow the EC2 instance to connect to the RDS database.
- Complete WordPress Installation and Test
Visit the website and complete the installation, ensuring the website can be visited and the WordPress portal works.