In this week’s feature highlight, we look at How to Install WordPress on Ubuntu 22.04
WordPress is one of the most popular website-building tools available out there. It is a simple way to get your online presence and perfect for those who do not know how to code and want a simple and effective way to share and build your story on the internet.
- Root access to your Ubuntu 22.04 server.
- LAMP Stack installed and running. Learn how to setup LAMP Stack.
Log into MySQL with the following command.
mysql -u root -p
First, we’ll create a new database.
CREATE DATABASE wordpress_db;
Next, create a new MySQL user account that we will use to operate on WordPress’s new database, with the username “wordpress_user”.
CREATE USER 'wordpress_user'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';
Link the user and DB together by granting our user access to the database.
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON wordpress_db.* to wordpress_user@'localhost';
Flush the privileges so that MySQL knows about the user permissions we just added.
Exit out of the MySQL command prompt by typing.
root@crown:~# mysql Welcome to the MariaDB monitor. Commands end with ; or \g. Your MariaDB connection id is 81 Server version: 10.6.7-MariaDB-2ubuntu1 Ubuntu 22.04 Copyright (c) 2000, 2018, Oracle, MariaDB Corporation Ab and others. Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement. MariaDB [(none)]> CREATE DATABASE wordpress_db; Query OK, 1 row affected (0.003 sec) MariaDB [(none)]> CREATE USER 'wordpress_user'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password'; Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.005 sec) MariaDB [(none)]> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON wordpress_db.* to wordpress_user@'localhost'; Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.003 sec) MariaDB [(none)]> FLUSH PRIVILEGES; Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.003 sec) MariaDB [(none)]> exit Bye
Download and install WordPress
wget -O /tmp/wordpress.tar.gz https://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz
Unzip the downloaded WordPress file.
tar -xzvf /tmp/wordpress.tar.gz -C /var/www/html
Change the permission of the site directory.
chown -R www-data.www-data /var/www/html/wordpress
Navigate to your browser.
Start a WordPress installation by clicking on the Run the installation button.
Provide the requested information.
Once WordPress is installed log in with your new user credentials.