Installing WordPress on Ubuntu using LAMP Stack


WordPress is an open-source software that can be downloaded and used for free. It is highly customizable and flexible, allowing users to create a wide range of websites, from simple blogs to complex e-commerce sites. WordPress is known for its user-friendly interface, which makes it easy for anyone to create and manage a website without any coding knowledge.

LAMP stack is a popular web development stack that stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. It is a combination of open-source software that is used to create dynamic web applications.


You must following things to complete this tutorial.

  • Ubutnu 22.04 LTS up and running.
  • Root permission.
  • Basic knowldged of linux commands.
  • Familier with MariaDB database.
  • Internet connecvity.

In this post, We will install WordPress on ubuntu 22.04 LTS along with LAMP Stack.

Step 1: Update Ubuntu Repository

We need to update 1st ubuntu repository and packages by using given command.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 2: Installing Apache

To install apache web server, We need to execute given command, Apache repository already available with ubuntu 22.04 LTS.

sudo apt-get install apache2 -y

Step 3: Installing MySQL

Execute the given command in order to install MySQL server on ubuntu machine.

sudo apt-get install mysql-server -y

Step 4: Installing PHP with Modues

Given command can install PHP and some PHP’s module that’s enable PHP project to run.

sudo apt-get install php libapache2-mod-php php-mysql php-curl php-gd php-mbstring php-xml php-xmlrpc -y

Step 5: Create WordPress Database & User

Create database, user and apply their right permission for WordPress, Use the given command for the same.

To login MySQL Shell.

mysql -u root -p

Enter your MySQL root password when prompted.

CREATE USER 'wordpressuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON wordpress.* TO 'wordpressuser'@'localhost';

Step 6: Downloading & Extracting WordPress

To download the latest version from WordPress website, We need to execute the given command for the same.

cd /tmp
curl -LO
tar xzvf latest.tar.gz

Step 7: Move the WordPress files

Moving wordpress file to the HTML documenting PATH in order to read by apache web server.

sudo mv /tmp/wordpress /var/www/html/

Step 8: Updating Permission

Updating permission to read the WordPress files from right web server system user.

Set the correct permissions:

sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/wordpress/
sudo chmod -R 755 /var/www/html/wordpress/

Step 9: Configure Virtualhost

Configure Apache to serve the WordPress site:

sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/wordpress.conf

Add the following lines to the file and save it:

<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot /var/www/html/wordpress

    <Directory /var/www/html/wordpress>
        Options FollowSymLinks
        AllowOverride All
        Require all granted

    ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
    CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined

Enable the new site and disable the default site:

sudo a2ensite wordpress.conf
sudo a2dissite 000-default.conf
sudo systemctl restart apache2

Step 10: Accessing WordPress

Complete the WordPress installation by visiting your server’s IP address or domain name in a web browser and following the on-screen instructions.


We have successfully installed and setup the WordPress using the LAMP stack on Ubuntu. If you have any questions or issues, please leave a comment below.

Installing WordPress on Ubuntu using LAMP Stack

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