How to Create a WordPress Website in Webinoly Hosted on a VPSWhat if you want to take things a step further by hosting your WordPress website on a Virtual Private Server (VPS) for optimal performance and control?

In this blog post, we will delve into the art of creating a WordPress website in Webinoly, hosted on a Contabo VPS. We will have an Ubuntu 22.04 LTS operating system.

But first you should have a running Webinoly stack and a ROOT user in Contabo VPS. Check out this tutorial on how to install Webinoly in Contabo VPS or watch the video below.

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How to Create a WordPress Website in Webinoly Hosted on a VPS

Before anything else, you should have a good knowledge about system administration. Webinoly has no graphical user interface so this is not for beginners. You need a domain to create a WordPress website.

Step 1. Connect to Your Server

Login using Root via SSH. Use Bitvise or any SSH client.

Login as ROOT Using SSH Client Bitvise

Run the terminal console located on the left menu.

New Terminal Console Bitvise

Step 2. Create a WordPress site

Run the following command to create a WordPress website with FastCGI Cache.

sudo site webshanks.store -wp -cache=on

Change webshanks.store with your domain name.

Create WordPress Site Webinoly

Step 3. Issue an SSL for Your Domain

Run the following command to issue an SSL for your domain.

sudo site webshanks.store -ssl=on

Issue an SSL for Domain Webinoly

Then you will be asked to enter your email address. Be sure you have DNS records from your domain registrar pointed to your server.

If you have Namecheap, this is how it looks like. You should have A records for both non-www and www.

Namecheap A Records for Non-WWW and WWW
Namecheap A Records for Non-WWW and WWW

 

SSL Installed in WordPress Domain Webinoly

Step 4. Go to Your Domain to Finish Installation

By default HttpAuth is enabled to protect your website. You will be asked to sign in using your created credentials. If you haven’t created one, run the following command.

sudo httpauth -add

WordPress Installation Webinoly Step 1

WordPress Installation Webinoly Step 2

WordPress Installation Webinoly Step 3

Now you have successfully installed WordPress, it’s time to make it a functional WordPress website. Install theme, add necessary plugins and create content.

That’s it! You now have your WordPress website in Webinoly hosted on Contabo VPS.

First WordPress in Webinoly

Final Thoughts

Creating a WordPress website in Webinoly is not one-click process unlike cPanel or its free alternatives. You need to run commands to install WordPress, issue SSL and add HttpAuth user for security.

However if you want less disk space usage, Webinoly is a good choice because it is very lightweight.

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