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LetsEncrypt Didn't Work
I was looking for an easy LAMP install that I could use with LetsEncrypt for certs. I went through the initial install and everything went great, it wasn't super straightforward on how to find my application password but a little googl'ing helped point me in the right direction. I got Wordpress running just fine with no problems but couldn't get LE to do the auto installer... instead I would have to manage certs manually. Decided to build my own LAMP stack where LE works great.
The AIM is well organized and everything is in /opt
Too bad I had to look for passwords on forums.
It would have been nice to have this in a .password file so one make use of them easely
better to have yum
Easy-to-use for free, which is great. But better to have installed yum. Also nice to clear the layers of the wordpress program files.
so far so good
If we can change the default user account when install the wordpress, may be it can become more convenient
A tough time for non-technical user
I have been a CMS user for years but it's the first time for me to set up a CMS website. I needed to google around for tutorials. The one click solution is actually not that straightforward. There are a lot of hard bits involved. I had a tough time setting up the PuTTY (to SSH to the instance on a windows desktop). Having said so, I guess it is the best thing available in the market allowing a beginner to set up a CMS website. Just be prepared that it may not be that easy.
I used this image because i wanted to quickly setup an extra blog and I had to little time to set it up myself.
Getting this image to work correctly turned out to be more hassle than expected, mainly because usernames, passwords and file-locations are little documented and take a lot of guesswork. Next to this my little handson experience in Linux did not help. I think one could setup an image with some setup scripts to prevent having to dive into all the separate config files.
Works well, but configuration is difficult.
I think it might be easier if you just install from the scratch. SSH into the box and configuring the root URL took a while, as the documentation is scattered around.