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How to Install WordPress on Linux Server

 July 13  | 0 Comments

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) which uses PHP and MySQL. WordPress is a freely available web tool that you can use to create beautiful websites. It was released on May 27, 2003, by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little. You can refer to the link given below for complete details of WordPress. So, let us understand, how to install WordPress on Linux (Centos instance).

How to Install WordPress?


Following are the recommended software required to run WordPress:

  • PHP version 5.6 or greater
  • MySQL version 5.6 or greater

WordPress community recommends Apache or Nginx as the most robust and featured server for running WordPress, but any server that supports PHP and MySQL can also be used.

Here, in this tutorial, we will install Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP) stack On CentOS 6 with the above prerequisites.

Let us now understand each of them one by one.

So, what is LAMP?

LAMP stack stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. a group of open source software used to run dynamic websites and servers. This setup requires a user who has root privileges, so we need to create a pseudo user first.

Creating a “pseudo” User

Step1: Login to root and add a new user

Refer to the image given below to configure Acadgild by providing root privileges. Add the highlighted line below root line.

LAMP Installation

Login to pseudo user which we have added recently with root privileges (that’s a must)