Wordpress Install Ubuntu 14.04

  • Posted October 1, 2014


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.

The instructions link to the following tutorial that gives you instructions on your initial server set up.

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.

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.


That tutorial is for installing nginx. You might want to start with apache if you are running WordPress.

I have not used the 1-click install, but it might not be a bad option for you, since it should install all of the basics for you.

Once you have the set up, you will be able to import your SQL file, and themes and such, from your other WordPress site.

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The one-click install should be fine for you, it contains everything you need pre-installed. If you go for the tutorials, you’ll have to do some more manual configuration depending on what you want.

As you are testing, I would suggest you to try the one-click install, and use the Wordpress export tool to import all your settings, posts and files to the new installation :) This will be the quickest option. Then if you want something more customized in the future, you can always create a new droplet to experiment with.

Welcome to DO!

To answer your question. The best solution for you, considering you are new to server administration would be to do the Wordpress one click installation. The one click installation is a LAMP stack.

Check out this tutorial about the one-click-installation

Let me know if you have any other questions.