It appears Amazon’s new release of Linux – Amazon Linux 2 – is mostly compatible with RHEL 7 and other RHEL 7 clones (CentOS 7, Oracle Linux 7).
So what I did was google – “wordpress installation on RHEL 7″… I found among other things this blog entry which worked for me on an EC2.
Amazon’s description of the image is as follows:
Amazon Linux 2 LTS Candidate AMI 2017.12.0.20180109 x86_64 HVM
Here is the link:
I followed this blog – and it worked on Amazon Linux 2 as well. This just released version of Linux is systemd and again apparently mostly RHEL 7 compatible.
By the way, I did this wordpress install on an AWS EC2 instance – but you can download files to build an ISO that works in virtual managers like VirtualBox. Here’s the link to the doc.