Install WordPress on Ubuntu

Install Apache

sudo apt-get install apache2

Install MySQL

sudo apt-get install mysql-server php5-mysql

Install PHP

sudo apt-get install php5 libapache2-mod-php5 php5-mcrypt php5-curl
sudo apt-get install php5-cli

Create a MySQL Database and User for WordPress

mysql -u root -p
create database wordpressdb;
create user wordpressuser@localhost identified by 'pass1234';
grant all privileges on wordpressdb.* to wordpressuser@localhost;


Download WordPress



sudo apt-get install wordpress
sudo apt-get install php5-gd libssh2-php

The group ownership we will give to our web server process, which is www-data. This will allow Apache to interact with the content as necessary.

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

MySQL Error: : ‘Access denied for user ‘root’@’localhost’

  1. Open & Edit /etc/my.cnf or /etc/mysql/my.cnf, depending on your distro.
  2. Add skip-grant-tables under [mysqld]
  3. Restart Mysql
  4. You should be able to login to mysql now using the below command mysql -u root -p
  5. Run mysql> flush privileges;
  6. Set new password by ALTER USER 'root'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'NewPassword';
  7. Go back to /etc/my.cnf and remove/comment skip-grant-tables
  8. Restart Mysql
  9. Now you will be able to login with the new password mysql -u root -p

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