installation virtualbox & turnkey wordpress on remote server/external host

Asked by nsachc

I do not want to install virtualbox/turnkey wordpress on my home computer, but on my web host's server. I love 98% of everything about the host and do not wish to move. However, they have their own blog module that I hate. Have been using Wordpress for my blog for years and would like to now integrate it with my business site on the same host, using all the other things I love about the host.

Am not able to upload/install Wordpress directly as I have no access on this host to any databases and because the host runs php to serve my site, they don't want Wordpress on there as it may interfere. Installing to virtualbox seems like an ideal solution.

Do you agree? What do I need to do differently from existing instructions in installing virtualbox? For starters - I don't even know how I would get Virtualbox running after uploading to remote host. I don't know if it is linux (it would have to be wouldn't it? Big global host?) or what version.

But I do know I need to get Wordpress working on it. Would you have another suggestion rather than installing virtualbox/turnkey wordpress?

Many thanks.

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Best Alon Swartz (alonswartz) said :

If I understand correctly, you want to run TurnKey Wordpress at your current hosting provider, correct? You cannot do this with virtualbox, its intended use is different to what you are describing.

The non-turnkey solution would be to request access to a database from your hosting provider and install/configure WP manually. If that is not an option, you could always host your blog at another provider of your choosing, or even use themselves.

With regard to TurnKey, these are your options as I see them:

1. Host your blog on Amazon EC2 with TurnKey Wordpress (LAUNCH TO CLOUD)

2. Ask your hosting provider to support TurnKey Wordpress (If your provider would like to support deployment of TurnKey Linux appliances in their cloud please ask them to get in touch with us to discuss how we can work together to make that happen).

3. Use a hosting provider that already offers TurnKey Wordpress (a full listing of hosts will be available shortly)

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nsachc (subs) said :

Thanks Alon Swartz, that solved my question.