I have been struggling for a few days now to launch my clients new website on my droplet. I have a site fully built on wordpress on a local server and I exported the site using the Duplicator WP plugin. I uploaded the installer.php and zip package via FTP onto the server. Usually when using other hosting services PHPmyadmin and MySQL are preinstalled.
I have read online a lot and have come to the conclusion that I need to install a LAMP stack. During attempting to do this following these two tutorials:
When installing LAMP and executing the code “sudo /usr/bin/mysql_secure_installation” my command line keeps saying “ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user ‘root’@‘localhost’ (using password: YES)” and I have reset the root password and tried every combination of passwords and nothing seems to be working.
Long story short, I have deployed my installer.php and my zip file into var/www/ and I need to have this site live today. I have installed Duplicator WP on my current default Wordpress setup to “restore” it as many have said online and I can’t seem to find this file.
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