Install WordPress on Apache Server

Update, Upgrade the System

#apt-get update -y && apt-get upgrade -y

Install ZIP and UNZIP

#apt-get install zip -y && apt-get install unzip -y

Enable VIM Copy Paste

#apt-get install vim -y

Please create the following file: /etc/vim/vimrc.local

#vim /etc/vim/vimrc.local
" This file loads the default vim options at the beginning and prevents
" that they are being loaded again later. All other options that will be set,
" are added, or overwrite the default settings. Add as many options as you
" whish at the end of this file.

" Load the defaults
source $VIMRUNTIME/defaults.vim

" Prevent the defaults from being loaded again later, if the user doesn't
" have a local vimrc (~/.vimrc)
let skip_defaults_vim = 1
" Set more options (overwrites settings from /usr/share/vim/vim80/defaults.vim)
" Add as many options as you whish

" Set the mouse mode to 'r'
if has('mouse')
set mouse=r

" Toggle paste/nopaste automatically when copy/paste with right click in insert mode:
let &t_SI .= "\<Esc>[?2004h"
let &t_EI .= "\<Esc>[?2004l"

inoremap <special> <expr> <Esc>[200~ XTermPasteBegin()

function! XTermPasteBegin()
set pastetoggle=<Esc>[201~
set paste
return ""


#apt-get install apache2 -y

Replace “AllowOverride None” to “AllowOverride All”

#vim /etc/apache2/apache2.conf

Activate rewrite, headers and expires

#a2enmod rewrite
#a2enmod headers
#a2enmod expires

Install MariaDB

#apt install mariadb-server -y


#mysql -u root -p
MariaDB [(none)]> CREATE DATABASE wordpress DEFAULT CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_unicode_ci;
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.002 sec)

Create and grant user wordpress

MariaDB [(none)]> GRANT ALL ON wordpress.* TO 'wordpress'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.000 sec)

Installing Additional PHP Extensions

#apt install php libapache2-mod-php php-mysql -y
#apt install php-curl php-gd php-mbstring php-xml php-xmlrpc php-soap php-intl php-zip -y

Download wordpress files on /var/www/html or /var/www/ folder depend on the Operating System (Deb 8, Deb 7)

#cd /var/www/html
#apt install curl
#apt install wget
#curl -O
#wget --no-check-certificate

Extract the wordpress files in the /var/www/html directory:

#tar xzvf latest.tar.gz

Move all extracted folder files to /var/www/html/

#cd /var/www/html/
#mv * /var/www/html/wordpress/* /var/www/html/
#rm -rf /var/www/html/wordpress/

Create UPGRADE and UPLOADS directory so that WordPress won’t run into permissions issues when trying to do this on its own following an update and uploads to its software:

#mkdir -p /var/www/html/wp-content/upgrade
#mkdir -p /var/www/html/wp-content/uploads

Set the user, group ownership and permissions for the directory:

#chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html

Next we will run two find commands to set the correct permissions on the WordPress directories and files

#find /var/www/html/ -type d -exec chmod 750 {} \;
#find /var/www/html/ -type f -exec chmod 640 {} \;

Installing via browser http://ipaddress and follow the instruction