Installing Wordpress on Micronode Instances Print

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Setting up the Micronode Instance

First create an instance on the Micronode panel, you will need to spec this appropriately. We recommend a minimum of 256MB RAM and 5GB Disk for a wordpress installation. This guide has only been tested on Debian. 

Create a loadbalancer

Once your instance has been provisioned you will need to create a Loadbalancer. The loadbalancer DNS name must match the name of the domain or subdomain that you will use for your wordpress website.

The backend host must match the instance you provisioned for your wordpress install.

Setting up DNS

You must now update DNS to point your domain name to the loadbalancer. This is done by creating a CNAME record pointing to the loadbalancer endpoint which can be found in the panel:

If you are using cloudflare you must initially set up the DNS record without the cloudflare proxy for validation purposes.

DNS can take up to 24 hours to propagate, SSL is automatically added once DNS has updated, the SSL check occurs every 10 minutes.

Installing Dependencies

SSH to your Micronode instance and first install the wordpress dependencies: 

[email protected]:~# apt update

[email protected]:~# apt install php-fpm php-mysql nginx mariadb-server nano wget


Configuring Nginx

Open your new nginx config file in a text editor. Replace with your domain.

nano /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/wordpress-1.conf


server {

        listen [::]:80;

        root /opt/wordpress-1/wordpress;

        index  index.php index.html index.htm;


        error_log /var/log/nginx/wordpress-1_error.log;

        access_log /var/log/nginx/wordpress-1_access.log;

        client_max_body_size 100M;

        location / {

                try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$args;


        location ~ \.php$ {

                include snippets/fastcgi-php.conf;

                fastcgi_pass unix:/run/php/php7.3-fpm.sock;

                fastcgi_param   SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;



Install Wordpress

Create a directory for your wordpress install. This must match the root in the nginx config configured above.

cd /opt/

mkdir wordpress-1


tar -xf latest-en_GB.tar.gz -C  wordpress-1/

systemctl restart nginx


Create the WordPress Database





GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON wordpress.* TO 'wordpress'@'%';



Set The Permissions for the wordpress directory

chown www-data:www-data -R /opt/wordpress-1/


nano /opt/wordpress-1/wp-config.php


Add the following before:

require_once ABSPATH . 'wp-settings.php';

if (strpos($_SERVER['HTTP_X_FORWARDED_PROTO'], 'https') !== false)


define( 'WP_HOME', '' );

define( 'WP_SITEURL', '' );

Navigate to your domain and complete the wordpress setup!

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