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Setup Wordpress On Ubuntu Server | Install Wordpress On Ubuntu Server

ishwar profile image ishwar chandra tiwari ・2 min read

Setup Wordpress On Ubuntu Server Is Quit Easy :-)

Install PHP7, Mysql, Apache2

  1. Install Apache Web Server

    sudo apt-get install apache2 apache2-utils

We need to enable Apache2 web server to start at system boot time, as well start the service as follows:

sudo systemctl enable apache2
sudo systemctl start apache2

Check status :
sudo service apache2 status

  1. Install MySQL Database Server

Next, we need to install MySQL database server by running the command below, You will be prompted to set the root user password for mysql

sudo apt-get install mysql-client mysql-server
  1. Install PHP and Modules

    sudo apt-get install php7.0 php7.0-mysql libapache2-mod-php7.0 php7.0-cli php7.0-cgi php7.0-gd

To test if php is working in collaboration with the web server, we need to create a info.php file inside /var/www/html.

$ sudo vi /var/www/html/info.php

And paste the code below into the file, save it and exit.

<?php
phpinfo();
?>

When that is done, open your web browser and type in the this address http://localhost/info.php.

  1. Install WordPress CMS

Download the latest WordPress package and extract it by issuing the commands below on the terminal:

$ wget -c http://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf latest.tar.gz

Now move the WordPress files from the extracted folder to the Apache default root directory, /var/www/html/:

sudo rsync -av wordpress/* /var/www/html/

Give CHMOD permissions, Set the correct permissions on the website directory, that is give ownership of the WordPress files to the web server as follows:

sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/
sudo chmod -R 755 /var/www/html/
  1. Login to mysql, create user and database

Execute the command below and provide the root user password, then hit Enter to move to open mysql shell:

mysql -u root -p

// Create Database

mysql> CREATE DATABASE wp_myblogs;

//Grant Access

mysql> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON wp_myblogs.* TO 'your_username_here'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'your_chosen_password_here';

mysql> FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
mysql> EXIT;
Go the /var/www/html/ directory and rename existing wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php:

sudo mv wp-config-sample.php wp-config.php

Then update it with your database information under the MySQL settings section

define('DB_NAME', 'database_name');
define('DB_USER', 'username');
define('DB_PASSWORD', 'password');
define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');
define('DB_CHARSET', 'utf8');
define('DB_COLLATE', '');

At the last, restart the web server and mysql service using the commands below:

sudo systemctl restart apache2.service
sudo systemctl restart mysql.service

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