Tag Archives: Wordpress

How To: WordPress on Ubuntu Server

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How To: Install WordPress on Ubuntu server

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1. Install minimal Ubuntu server:
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This assumes you have already created a basic Ubuntu server in which to install WordPress.

2. Ensure that the server is up to date. You can update the Ubuntu server by connecting through console and typing:

sudo apt-get update

to refresh the packages. You may need to run one or both of the following commands to begin the update/upgrade:

sudo apt-get upgrade

and/or

 apt-get dist-upgrade

3. install ssh: This will make it much easier to configure remotely using an application such as Putty or any other such utility.

 sudo apt-get install openssh-server

4. Install LAMP packages (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)

sudo apt-get install lamp-server^

Choose a password when prompted.
Test to see if the webserver is working by going to the ip address of the server in a browser. You should see “it works!” text

5. Now you are ready to Install WordPress: Continue reading How To: WordPress on Ubuntu Server

WordPress CMS

I’m writing this intending to come back later and add more information.

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This website is currently being served by utilizing the WordPress content management system (CMS). That’s like Windows to Android to Apple. Alternative CMS such as Joomla, Drupal, and TikiWiki are similar to WordPress in the website delivery but each has its own unique advantages over the other that may matter to your specific needs. I had no specific needs aside from a single page blogroll and thought the WordPress platform would be quick and easy enough to set up and use.

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How To: WordPress with IIS7

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How to install WordPress in conjunction with Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS).

Microsoft Web Platform Installer – Here

Download and run the WPI installer. In the search box look for WordPress. Select and install WordPress. It will also alert you to any dependencies you need to install as well as offer to install them automatically.

Save the password details as they are random generated.

Log into the WordPress site on the local host and configure the basic options.

Once complete open the IIS console and add a new web site. Set the bindings and page redirects if necessary.

Optimus vs. Megatron

Getting WordPress running on a Microsoft Server wasn’t that hard…

This was the background from the old Frontpage version of MarcsServer.com. It was the only picture on my PC when I decided to test inserting/uploading images so here it is. Looks like I set the folder permissions correctly 🙂

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*this was the first post on the new site. I was playing with my Delorean time machine so posts made after this one would be in chronological order relative to when they actually happened.