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In the previous post, we have shown the simplest way to install WordPress on Linux, Windows, and the most popular Cloud platform. In this post, we will show you the easiest way to deploy WordPress on VMWare Workstation.

Bitnami has published a WordPress Virtual Machine image that contains a minimal Linux operating system with WordPress installed and configured. All you need to have VM application such as VMWare Player, VMWare Workstation, Hyper-vVMWare fusion, and VirtualBox.

Prerequisites to Deploy WordPress on VMWare Worksrun-windows-on-mac-for-freetation:

  1. A host machine to run VMWare Workstation.
  2. Hypervisors like VMWare tools, Hyper-v, or VirtualBox.
  3. VM Image of WordPress.

Step-By-Step Procedure to Deploy WordPress on VMWare Workstation;

Time needed: 5 minutes.

How To Deploy WordPress on VMWare Workstation?

  1. Download Bitnami WordPress Virtual MachineDownload Bitnami Virtual WordPress Machines from here.

    Download Bitnami Virtual Machine
  2. Open Bitnami WordPress Virtual Machine on VMWare WorkstationRight Click on the VM image file and select Open with VMWare Workstation.

    Set the name and storage location for the VM. Click Import.

    Open Bitnami Virtual Machine on VMWare Workstation
  3. Import in progress.mport in progress
  4. Configure the required system resources on VMWare WorkstationSet the required system resources such as processor, memory, and storage disk. If you don’t want to tweak the system resources, you can run with the default settings. Hit on the Play button on the VMWare Workstation.

    Configure the required system resources Bitnami Virtual WordPress Machines
  5. Power on Bitnami WordPress Virtual MachineThis is the first window you will see when you boot the VM on VMWare Workstation. Select the first option ‘DEBIAN GNU/Linux’ and hit the Enter key.

    Boot Bitnami WordPress Virtual Machine
  6. Login Bitnami WordPress Virtual MachineThis is the first screen you will be great with. Login to the Bitnami WordPress Virtual Machine.

    Default Username: bitnami
    Default Password: bitnami

    Login Bitnami WordPress Virtual Machine
  7. Change the password at the first loginRight after you log in, you will be asked to reset your default password with the password change prompt. Reset the default password.

    Change the password at the first login
  8. Obtain the WordPress username and passwordWordPress credentials are stored in a standalone file: /home/bitnami/bitnami_credentials

    Run the following command to see your WordPress credentials:

    $ sudo cat /home/bitnami/bitnami_credentials

    Obtain the WordPress username and password
  9. Check the IP address of the VMUse this command to see the IP address of the VM.

    $ sudo ifconfig

    IP Address of Bitnami WordPress Virtual Machine
  10. Access the WordPress login screenAccess the WordPress login screen and use the credentials obtained from the file: /home/bitnami/bitnami_credentials

    Browse the IP address of the WordPress VM from another machine on the same network to browse the website.

    To login to the WordPress append ‘/wp-admin/‘ to the URL.

    Access the WordPress login screen
  11. Login to WordPressLogin to WordPress

There are multiple ways to install WordPress. The method shown in this post is one of the easiest way to deploy WordPress on VMWare Workstation.

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