How to Install WordPress on Ubuntu 18.04?


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Installing WordPress on Ubuntu 18.04

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) that allows users to create dynamic websites and blogs. It is written in PHP and uses a MySQL or MariaDB database to store content. WordPress is one of the most popular CMS platforms, powering over 35% of all websites on the internet.

Here are the steps to install WordPress on Ubuntu 18.04:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install apache2 mysql-server php libapache2-mod-php php-mysql
sudo mysql_secure_installation
sudo mysql -u root -p
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON wordpress.* TO 'wordpressuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';
cd /tmp
wget https://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz
tar xvf latest.tar.gz
sudo mv wordpress/* /var/www/html/
sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/
sudo chmod -R 755 /var/www/html/
sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/wordpress.conf

Add the following configuration:

    ServerAdmin [email protected]
    DocumentRoot /var/www/html/
    ServerName example.com
    ServerAlias www.example.com

        Options FollowSymLinks
        AllowOverride All
        Require all granted

    ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
    CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined
sudo a2ensite wordpress.conf
sudo a2enmod rewrite
sudo systemctl restart apache2

Open a web browser and navigate to your server's domain name or IP address. You will see the WordPress installation wizard. Follow the instructions to set up your website and create an admin account.

  1. Update the system packages:
  2. Install Apache, MySQL, and PHP:
  3. Configure MySQL:
  4. Create a MySQL database and user for WordPress:
  5. Download and extract the latest version of WordPress:
  6. Move the WordPress files to the Apache web root directory:
  7. Configure the Apache virtual host:
  8. Complete the WordPress installation through a web browser:

Once the installation is complete, you can log in to the WordPress admin dashboard to customize your site, install themes and plugins, and start creating content.

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