Tutorial: Setup cloud based Dev server for PHP / WordPress using Codeception

These directions will setup a a Behavior Driven Development (BDD) environment, for WordPress in the cloud using Codeception. You can use this with any cloud provider, and can also be used on an Ubuntu laptop booted off a memory stick. The goal is to simplify WordPress development server deployment.

  1. Setup an Ubuntu instance, i.e. on AWS. You should be able to do this on any cloud based Ubuntu machine or laptop.
  2. Create a local key pair on your machine and connect to your instance. This is the Amazon security authentication system. The goal is a clean Ubuntu machine. You could use another service [like Google or Cloud9] or even a localhost.
  3. Install and update software.

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