Jonathan Montero 🐧

Linux Engineer and Trainer

WordPress Installation on Ubuntu 20.04

1 minutes
January 27, 2021

Wordpress Installation on Ubuntu Server 20.04


WordPress is a free and open-source content management system written in PHP and paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system, referred to within WordPress as Themes.

For more information you can go to this link

The homepage is here


  1. Update repositories

  2. Install necessary packages

  3. Do some configurations

Step 1

To update the repositories we must run this command, remember that using sudo will require your password.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y

Note: the -y option is for applying the updates automatically without asking.

Step 2

sudo apt install -y apache mysql-server php libapache2-mod-php php-mysql

Step 3

Let’s configure the database first. We’re going to use a tool that comes with the mysql-server

sudo mysql-secure-installation

Note: You’ll be asked for some questions here regarding passwords for the DB root user and the removal of some default DBs. After you’re done setting up the password, we’ll go on with the next step.