In this article i will show you how to install wordpress on Ubuntu(locally).
1. Create a database
2. Create a user
3. Assign all privilidges
4. copy wordpress folder to /var/www and make the user and grp as www:data
5. open browser and go to “http://localhost/wordpress”
For setting up wordpress, you will need:
1. Apache web server
INSTALLING APACHE WEB SERVER
To install Apache, open “Accessories->Terminal” and type:
sudo apt-get install apache2
To confirm if installation went well, go to browser and type in address bar:
You should be getting a page saying “It Works”.
To install PHP, open “Accessories->Terminal” and type:
sudo apt-get install php5
Then you need to install a module called “php5-mysql”. To install type in “Terminal”
sudo apt-get install php5-mysql
This will install nessesory module required to connect PHP and MySql.
I recommend you to install MySQL 5.1 instead of the latest MySQL 5.5. I had faced several issues with MySQL 5.5, So i suggest you to install MySQL 5.1.
sudo apt-get install mysql-server-5.1
During the installation, you will get a prompt for setting up root password as shown below:
Now after the above installation finishes, open “Terminal” and type:
With the above command you will finish installing all the prerequisites of wordpress installation.