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Wordpress installation does not start after configuring with Ubuntu 20.04

Posted September 21, 2020 232 views
UbuntuWordPressLAMP StackUbuntu 20.04

This question concerns tutorial: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-wordpress-on-ubuntu-20-04-with-a-lamp-stack.

I came a long way, but I think in step 5 something went wrong. I didn’t get any errors or something, but I also didn’t get the Wordpress installation screen when I entered step 6. I only saw this message, which is the welcome message that I installed in my index file.

*Hello World!

This is the landing page of Donut Netwerk.*

I rerun step 5 again, but I still didn’t get to the installation process in Wordpress in step 6.

As warwick suggested, I continued with the phpMyAdmin installation tutorial. This is successful and I got phpMyAdmin installed.

Does anyone have a clue on why the installation on Wordpress does not start for me?

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For an answer that helped me solve this, see answer on:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/wordpress-doesn-t-start-with-installing-wordpress-with-lemp-on-ubuntu-20-04

This differs somehow from this question, since this question regards a LAMP stack and the other question regards a LEMP stack, but I think the solution is appropriate for both.

I ran into a lot of inconsistencies between documents so far the best I have found is the document How To Set Up a Remote Database to Optimize Site Performance with MySQL on Ubuntu 18.04 and then continued through with wordpress install but that was to isolate the database on its own server the original how-to-install-wordpress-on-ubuntu-20-04-with-a-lamp-stack I believe had a line that was missing quotes marks. are you at least getting an error can’t communicate with database. or a database error. I would double check your database connectivity through the console and test to see if the name and password your using is accepted through the console.
$ mysql -u USER_NAME -p
you will be prompted for the password for the mysql username entered in the above line. they should match you wp config file and localhost should be the server name and the database will be what ever you set up when you created the mysql service. I named my database apropar and rmaproparuser that and the password gave me access to the mysql service through the console then type exit and you should be back at the original console prompt. wp-config.php needs to match what you set up your mysql data base with. hope this is helpful to you. I’m still trying to figure out what is wrong with my install but differences are mine already ran the install. but once multisite was completed it started getting Json errors when saving pages and posts and it won’t create a new site or user. the json errors are an easy fix they are due to the new gutenburg editor just revert to the original editor and that probelm goes away. there are three documents that I have found out here that have different requirements listed for the following files: .htaccess; wp-config.php; apropar.conf file the config file in apache after those changes I get nothing. I’ll figure it out . but support here is less then I would like or would offer if roles were reversed. hope this helps

  • Dear Lorch,

    Thank you for your answer. Like you suggested, I

    1. Checked if the entered username of my regular user matches the name in the .conf file
    2. Made sure the server name is localhost (and not % as suggested in the tutorial)
    3. The database name was properly setup

    Now, I have the suspicion that not being directed to the Wordpress setup might have something to do with the fact that I now have a bunch of .conf files in my /etc/apache2/sites-available/ directory, namely:

    • 000-default.conf
    • default-ssl.conf
    • wordpress-le-ssl.conf
    • wordpress.conf

    Could it be that the inability for the server to proceed with the Wordpress setup derives from all these different folders?

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