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What is the difference between the LAMP on Ubuntu and Wordpress on Ubuntu droplets

  • Posted June 9, 2014

I’m new to Digital Ocean and trying to decide on what makes more sense when setting up my Droplet. What is the difference between LAMP on Ubuntu and Wordpress on Ubuntu configs? Is it just that on the later they add Wordpress to the LAMP config?

Thanks, Erik

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The difference is the ubuntu lamp is just that, a blank web server you would have to upload your site or upload a cms and set it up, ubuntu with WordPress, would be ubuntu with lamp and also have WordPress setup already

Installing Ubuntu with LAMP would probably allow you to install other PHP CMS solutions out there, such as Drupal, Joomla, etc, but I don’t think it would include Wordpress. I have not tried the specific options for Ubuntu with LAMP vs. Ubuntu with Wordpress, but I would say that the Ubuntu with LAMP would probably require a manual install of Wordpress while the Ubuntu with Wordpress would include Wordpress (and, by extension, the LAMP stack that is required to run Wordpress).

LAMP stands for Linux (in your case ‘Ubuntu’) Apache (Web Server) Mysql (Database) and Php (scripting language for your website). <br>This is a complete Web Stack you need to install first in order to host and run your Website developed using Wordpress. <br>Wordpress is a Content Management System (CMS) that is used to build dynamic Websites. <br> <br>So first you need to install LAMP stack : https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-install-linux-apache-mysql-php-lamp-stack-on-ubuntu-14-04 <br> <br>And then Install Wprdpress : https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-install-wordpress-on-ubuntu-14-04