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Digital Ocean Comprehensive Guide:

Required Installed Resources (all in LAMP)

  • Linux (Ubuntu)
  • Apache
  • mySQL
  • php

Steps (taken almost entirely from

Download and intall

Go to target directory (suggested: /var/www)
cd pathname

Download the latest wordpress build

Unzip the downloaded file

Setup the SQL database

Login to mySQL
mysql -u root -p

Create a database for your site
Console should respond: Query OK, 1 row affected (0.00 sec)

Create a new user for your site to use
CREATE USER wordpressuser@localhost;
Console should respond: Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)

Set a password
SET PASSWORD FOR wordpressuser@localhost= PASSWORD("password");
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)

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