About COG - WordPress

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) that can be used to create a beautiful website, blog, or app. The Cloud Ops Group WordPress application is built on the latest technology for providing the latest in speed, reliability, and security.

COG - WordPress includes:

  • Wordpress 5.03
  • 64-bit Linux
  • PHP 7.2
  • NGINX/HTTP2 (with TLS)
  • MariaDB
  • AWS HVM instances


For bug reports, feature requests, or general questions, send an e-mail to support@cloudopsgroup.com.


  1. Launch AMI from the Amazon Marketplace
  2. Open a Web browser and type the public DNS name provided by Amazon into the URL bar.
  3. You can login to the admin section with the default user "admin". A random password will be generated and placed in /home/ec2-user/wp_pass.
  4. SSH into your instance as the ec2-user user and run "cat wp_pass".
  5. Be sure to update the Site Title and URLs in the site settings.

Enable SSL/HTTP2

HTTP2 only works work with SSL/TLS so you need a valid certificate pair (See: Using LetsEncrypt for free certs)

Sending Email

COG images come with SSMTP (a send-only sendmail emulator) installed.

To configure SSMTP to send via Gmail, you will have to edit its configuration file and enter your account settings:

## /etc/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf

# The user that gets all the mails (UID < 1000, usually the admin)

# The mail server (where the mail is sent to), both port 465 or 587 should be acceptable
# See also http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=78799

# The address where the mail appears to come from for user authentication.

# The full hostname

# Use SSL/TLS before starting negotiation

# Username/Password

# Email 'From header's can override the default domain?