How to Install WordPress on Ubuntu 16.04

WordPress is an online easiest,powerful, open source tool, a Content Management System ( CMS ) to build Websites and Blogs.

  1. Install Ubuntu 16.04 server.
  2. Install LAMP – Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP

Step 1 :-

Now create a Database for WordPress. Login as root user

 mysql> mysql -u root -p

Enter the password. Now create a database


Create a user

 mysql> CREATE USER  user@'localhost' identified by 'password';

Grant all privileges to this user for the database you created.

 mysql> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES on  DATABASE_NAME.* to user@'localhost';

Step 2 :-

Install Lamp –> Click Here
Also update and install php extensions

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install php-curl php-gd php-mbstring php-mcrypt php-xml php-xmlrpc

Restart Apache server

$ sudo systemctl restart apache2

Step 3 :-

Download WordPress

$ curl -O

unzip the downloaded file

$ tar xzvf latest.tar.gz

Move wordpress folder to document root folder

$ sudo cp -R wordpress  /var/www/html/ 
$ sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html

Step 5:-
Now copy the wp-config-sample.php file to wp-config.php file

 $ sudo cp -R wp-config-sample.php  wp-config.php

Edit wp-config.php and update database name, user, password.

 $ sudo vi  /var/www/html/wp-config.php
$ sudo cp -R wordpress  /var/www/html/ 
define('DB_NAME', 'database name');
/** MySQL database username */
define('DB_USER', 'user');
/** MySQL database password */
define('DB_PASSWORD', 'password');
define('FS_METHOD', 'direct');

Step 6:-
Now, browse your IP address of the server


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