I’m trying to understand what I need to do differently with the Ubuntu 20.04 server that is created with the Wordpress marketplace installation droplet compared to if I spin up an Ubuntu 20.04 droplet with nothing on it.

Normally, I follow this guide when I create a droplet: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/initial-server-setup-with-ubuntu-20-04

I’m going to do the Wordpress marketplace installation and I just need to understand what I need to do differently for basic server setup and security based on the above guide.

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Hi @docom,

Using the MarketPlace WordPress Ubuntu Image will prepare your WordPress installation alongside, a WebServer, Database and install a PHP version automatically. This droplet actually comes with everything ready to go. The only thing you might need is to SSH to your droplet and follow a few quick steps while your WordPress is installed. The good thing is, you don’t have to initiate anything manually. It’s done as soon as you SSH to your droplet.

Basically, the idea behind the MarketPlace is to provide you with ready to use droplets that don’t need anything from yourself to have your website working.

Regards,
KFSys

Thank you. Normally, I disable root and user login and only allow logging in through ssh keys. So you’re saying that I don’t need to disable root or user login as this is already done for me?