Tech Writing Sample > WordPress on Amazon EC2: Permission Denied Error Message

This is part of my Introduction to Hosting WordPress on Amazon Web Services (AWS) tutorial.

  • Are you new to hosting WordPress on Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 instances?
  • Are you having problems accessing the files in your WordPress installation via FTP?
  • Do you see a Permission denied error message when you try to upload, edit, or delete a file from your WordPress Installation using FTP?

Read these instructions for a quick (and dirty) fix to this problem. After that, if you want, you can read on for an explanation.
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Tech Writing Sample > WordPress on Amazon EC2: Connect to an Instance via FTP

This is part of my Introduction to Hosting WordPress on Amazon Web Services (AWS) tutorial.

In this tutorial we are going to go over the steps needed to access youur WordPress files by connecting to an Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 instance over FTP (or, more accurately, SFTP) using an FTP client. In my case I am using Cyberduck, an FTP client for macOS. I will also need the address and login credentials for the server I am trying to connect to, including the private key needed to authenticate an SSH connection with the server.
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Tech Writing Sample > WordPress on Amazon EC2: Connect to an Instance via SSH

This is part of my Introduction to Hosting WordPress on Amazon Web Services (AWS) tutorial.

In this tutorial we are going to go over the steps needed to connect to a virtual server (in this case an EC2 instance from Amazon Web Services) over Secure Shell (SSH) using the command line. In my case I am using the macOS Terminal, which is Unix-based, but the commands will be the same regardless of what command-line interface you are using.
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