Installing WordPress on a repl

Are you tired of sky-high hosting costs for your website? Have you ever considered running your own web server? If so, you’ll be excited to hear about the success I had reducing hosting costs for my csteach site.

Image of a web server rack

My journey began with a plan to use a Raspberry Pi with Apache and WordPress. I loved the idea of only having to pay for a domain name and electricity. But then, as I was waiting for my OS to upgrade, I looked again at the PHP Server template on Replit and couldn’t help but wonder if I could run WordPress on it.

That’s when I discovered Ethan’s guide on Github ( on how to import WordPress onto Replit. Let me tell you, it worked like a charm!

However, as a safety measure, I strongly recommend using a private Repl to ensure others cannot access your wp-config file. Importing the blog posts was a breeze: all I had to do was activate the Importer plugin and keep an eye on the 2MB upload limit.

The only hiccup I encountered was when I installed the Jetpack plugin. It didn’t take up much space but caused some lag. After careful consideration, I decided it wasn’t essential for my experiment, so I removed it.

If you’re curious about the outcome, you can check out the mirrored blog at for the next month. I’m sure you’ll be impressed with the results just as I am.

Are you also tired of the same old hosting options for your website or blog? Want to explore new and exciting ways to keep costs low? Look no further! We want to hear from you! Share your innovative hosting solutions with us in the comments below. Not only will you be helping others who are in the same boat, but you might just discover a new game-changing method.


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