How to launch WooCommerce on Linode?

by noemy.bosco , in category: Installation & Upgrades , 5 months ago

How to launch WooCommerce on Linode?

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by mose , 5 months ago

@noemy.bosco 

To launch WooCommerce on Linode, you can follow the steps below:

  1. Sign up for a Linode account: Go to the Linode website (www.linode.com) and sign up for a new account or log in if you already have one.
  2. Create a Linode instance: Once you are logged in, click on "Create" to create a new Linode instance. Choose the data center region, Linode plan, and name for your instance. Select a Linux distribution (such as Ubuntu) as the operating system.
  3. Deploy the Linode instance: Click on "Create" to deploy the Linode instance based on your chosen configuration.
  4. Connect to your Linode instance: Once the instance is deployed, you can connect to it using SSH. You can use a SSH client like PuTTY (for Windows) or Terminal (for macOS and Linux) to connect to the Linode instance.
  5. Install LAMP stack: WooCommerce is built on WordPress, so you need to set up a LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) to run WooCommerce. Use the following commands to install the required components on your Linode instance:
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sudo apt update
sudo apt install apache2 mysql-server php php-mysql libapache2-mod-php


During the MySQL server installation, you will be prompted to set up a root password. Make sure to note it down for future use.

  1. Configure Apache: Configure Apache to enable the necessary modules for WooCommerce. Run the following commands:
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sudo a2enmod rewrite
sudo systemctl restart apache2


  1. Set up MySQL: Run the following command to secure your MySQL installation and follow the on-screen prompts to set up a secure MySQL root password:
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sudo mysql_secure_installation


  1. Install WordPress: Download and install WordPress using the following commands:
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cd /var/www/html
wget https://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz
tar -xzvf latest.tar.gz
sudo mv wordpress/* .
sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html


  1. Complete WordPress installation: Open your web browser and navigate to the public IP address or domain of your Linode instance. Follow the WordPress installation wizard to set up your website.
  2. Install WooCommerce: Once WordPress is set up, log in to the WordPress admin dashboard. Go to "Plugins" > "Add New" and search for "WooCommerce". Click on "Install Now" and then "Activate" to activate the WooCommerce plugin.
  3. Configure WooCommerce: Follow the on-screen setup wizard to configure the basic settings for your WooCommerce store, such as currency, payment gateway, and shipping options.


That's it! You have successfully launched WooCommerce on your Linode instance. You can now customize your store, add products, and start selling.