Can anyone confirm I did everything right? (FileZilla and Wordpress)

May 6, 2015 3.8k views
WordPress Getting Started Ubuntu


I used this tutorial by OceanCasts:

So, my droplet is working, my server is working, and I imported my SSH key into Filezilla. When I type in my IP address into the URL, I have a defaut Wordpress page.

But I want to upload the website located into my WAMP folder. So as it is said in the tutorial, I deleted the defaut WordPress files located in var/www/ and put the right files located in my www instead.

Is that all? I mean I read everywhere that I have to change things in wp-config, that I have to import my database via PHPMyAdmin, etc… do I still have to do this or DigitalOcean takes care of it? Because in the tutorial he doesn’t talk about all of this.

(FileZilla is still uploading right now, that’s why I’m asking)


2 Answers

Unless your website is over gigabytes in size, I’m guessing that as of this moment, you already found out that you need to do more than just upload files for a Wordpress site to be migrated. You already listed the steps above, and they seem correct.

  • Thank you gp+digitalocean! But since I only uploaded the files in www, what about my WAMP database?

  • What about it?

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  • Well I’m afraid to be only uploading my WordPress theme without my website content…

  • Right, you should be restoring your database as well using mysql.

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  • So… should I install PhpMyAdmin? Seriously this is explained nowhere that I have to do this, it’s like one step forward, two steps back… I will never try to host a website on my own in the future, it’s too exhausting.

  • I couldn’t watch the video and see what the tutorial covers, so I wasn’t sure what step you were having trouble with.

    DigitalOcean has a tutorial on setting up the LAMP stack:

    which may help explain how to install a database and operate it a little.

    by Etel Sverdlov
    This tutorial explains how to install Apache, how to install MySQL, how to change the root MySQL password, how to install PHP, and how to see what libraries are available. LAMP stack is a group of open source software used to get web servers up and running. The acronym stands for Linux, Apache ( the web server) , MySQL (the database), and PHP (the language). This tutorial is written for Ubuntu.
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