Can I install a WordPress blog this way?

Posted October 1, 2015 2.4k views

Hi, I have a website hosted by DO. I want to know if I can install a WordPress blog under my hosting plan. I need to know if my server has PHP and MySQL, and I’ll need FTP access and the ability to create a new MySQL database for my blog. Can you let me know if that is possible?

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You receive full root access to all droplets you create and can configure whatever software you want. We also offer a pre-configured Wordpress image so you can launch your droplet with WordPress already installed and configured and simply import your content.


DigitalOcean isn’t a traditional hosting company. They provide unmanaged servers. They do have a server image that comes with a WordPress site pre-installed:

Your other option would be to use a service such as ServerPilot to manage your DigitalOcean server:

The combination of DigitalOcean + ServerPilot will give you a WordPress hosting experience like a traditional host but with a super fast VPS configured and managed properly.