Working with WordPress in Reclaim Cloud

Congratulations! You've decided to either do a fresh install or migrate your current WordPress installation over from cPanel to Reclaim Cloud. You'll now have access to dynamic resource allocation that can update automatically as the need arises for high volume sites.

If you're familiar with managing WordPress in cPanel, note that there are some differences compared to managing WordPress in Reclaim Cloud, but we'll make sure to cover the biggest changes below.

Dashboard / Admin Access

cPanel provides an easy way to access the WordPress Dashboard using a clickable link under the My Apps section (read: Logging Into WordPress). In Reclaim Cloud, you'll need to keep a note of your admin credentials so you can log into the WordPress dashboard directly. Those credentials will be shown after successful completion of the installation and also sent via email.

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Note that when installing WordPress, Reclaim Cloud will install the application by default on a temporary Environment URL such as env-2895571.us.reclaim.cloud. You're welcome to change this to something more user-friendly or use a custom domain name.

phpMyAdmin Access

Once your Wordpress installation is complete, you'll receive several emails containing the credentials for the various parts of the install. One of these will be the phpMyAdmin access. We have a separate guide covering the process, but we'll summarize the two ways you can access phpMyAdmin below.

The email you receive will provide you with your username and password, along with the URL to access phpMyAdmin. Clicking this link will bring you to a login page for you to enter the credentials.

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Alternately, you can gain access through your Reclaim Cloud dashboard. After logging into my.app.reclaim.cloud, you will see your dashboard. Navigate to the environment and, under SQL Databases, hover over the Node. Clicking the first icon from the left will open the login screen in a new tab.

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You'll now see the same Welcome to phpMyAdmin login screen.

Should you need to create additional users for access to the database please follow this guide.

cPanel vs Reclaim Cloud File Systems

With WordPress installed and running on Reclaim Cloud, you may be wondering how the underlying file system differs from cPanel. We have a separate guide which goes into detail about the differences.

To summarize, if you're working with any application based on Apache/Litespeed/MySQL (in this case WordPress) you'll see the content in the file path /var/www/webroot/ROOT.

You'll find the standard WordPress directory structure and all files related to the installation.

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Should you need to work directly with the plugin and theme directories, FTP access will need to be enabled which we cover here.

If you have any other questions about working with WordPress in Reclaim Cloud, please feel free to reach out to our support team.

 

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