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How to best upgrade Wordpress LEMP (php 7.2.24-0ubuntu0.18.04.13) to 20.04?

I’ve followed all kinds of tutorials, have recruited outside help and yet I fail to achieve this.

Should I try to upgrade my existing droplet or should I make a new droplet with a 20.4 LEMP stack installed?


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Hi there,

We have a tutorial that covers the process in great detail which you can check here

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-upgrade-to-ubuntu-20-04-focal-fossa

However, since Ubuntu 22.04 is already available you might want to consider spinning up a new Ubuntu 22.04 droplet and then move your data across to the new droplet.

You can start with configuring the LEMP stack and once the droplet configuration matches your needs you can copy your data to the new environment.

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-linux-nginx-mysql-php-lemp-stack-on-ubuntu-22-04

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorial_series/how-to-migrate-to-a-new-linux-server

You can use rsync to copy the files/folders to the Ubuntu 22.04 droplet.

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-copy-files-with-rsync-over-ssh

Hope that this helps!