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Wordpress Install Ubuntu 14.04

Hello,

I want to test my website on Digital Ocean, but I am a little confused with the process in migrating. I found the following tutorial and I need some help with a little detail.

The following tutorial tells me that I need to prep my Ubuntu install prior to taking any additional steps. https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-linux-nginx-mysql-php-lemp-stack-on-ubuntu-14-04

The instructions link to the following tutorial that gives you instructions on your initial server set up. https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/initial-server-setup-with-ubuntu-14-04

So what is my problem?

I have copies of my database and also my WP-Config folder, but when I reach the point of creating a droplet I get confused because there is a 1 click option to install Wordpress on an Ubuntu 14.04 server as well as an option to install LEMP on an Ubuntu 14.04 server. The tutorials seem to be written for someone who is installing Ubuntu 14.04 and then manually installing Linux, nginx, MySQL, and PHP.

I understand that platforms other than Wordpress would use LEMP so I understand having a 1 click install for both Wordpress and LEMP. I just don’t want to screw anything up and dig myself a hole from the start.

With the 1 click Wordpress install on Ubuntu 14.04 wouldn’t it be necessary for MySQL and PHP to be installed as a bundle? Is this a full LEMP install? I am new to managing a VPS server and would appreciate your help.


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The WordPress one-click install is built on top of the LAMP stack and uses the Apache web server while the tutorial you link to above is for the installation it on LEMP which uses Nginx rather than Apache. Most shared hosting providers use Apache, so if that’s the environment that you are coming from, you might be more comfortable with that. Check out this tutorial for the details of the one-click app:

This one will probably be useful as well:

If you want to use Nginx, then the LEMP one-click is a good base to build on top of. It has Nginx, MySql, and PHP-FPM pre-installed.

Let us know how it goes!