Configure WordPress with Ubuntu 16.04


WordPress  is a very popular  open source  CMS system, it comes with thousands of features, some  of  the themes are free and some of them are paid. At user side it is very easy to use  and all complexity are on developer/designer side.Already a number of wordpress article are published with, this article will describe wordpress installation with Ubuntu 16.04. You can refer following links for previous unixmen articles:


Some of the important features of WordPress are

  1. Very flexible, so that you can create your blog or some professional website.
  2. Well featured user management, admin can create and customize users according to their roles.
  3. It secure to use, you possess all of you data with yourself and there is dependencies with other hosting sites.
  4. Very quick media management is featured, you can quickly upload media files. You can create caption, create galleries to make your website look more effective.
  5. Publishing is very easy, you can create your quick drafts, you can have review during  writing or developing contents. Secure your posts with a password, even you can make your contents  private or public.


First of all update your system, then you need to install Apache or other web server of your choice, MySQL-server, MySQL-client and php. Refer this link to know how to install LAMP stalk with Ubuntu 16.04. After installing LAMP stalk, you need to configure database, edit a file in  WordPress package, then install and configure CMS.

# wget


 --2016-03-16 21:22:06--
 Resolving (,
 Connecting to (||:80... connected.
 HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 301 Moved Permanently
 Location: [following]
 --2016-03-16 21:22:11--
 Connecting to (||:443... connected.
 HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
 Length: 7099520 (6.8M) [application/octet-stream]
 Saving to: ‘latest.tar.gz’
latest.tar.gz 32%[=====> ] 2.18M 134KB/s eta 30s

Extract package

# tar -xvf latest.tar.gz

change directory to WordPress and copy contents to web directory

# sudo cp -rRvf ~/wordpress/* /var/www/html

Create a database, a database  user and grant all privileges to that newly created user

# mysql -u root -p

configure database named ‘wordpress’ and a user ‘unixmen’

mysql> create database wordpress character set utf8 collate utf8_bin;
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.00 sec)

mysql> grant all privileges on wordpress.* to unixmen@localhost identified by "P@ssw0rd";
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.01 sec)

mysql> flush privileges;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)

mysql> exit

Change Directory to web

# cd /var/www/html

Copy WordPress  configuration sample file to wp-config.php

# cp wordpress/wp-config-sample.php wordpress/wp-config.php

Edit file and make sure you have provided appropriate Database Name, Database Username and Password.

Sample output

* * MySQL settings
* * Secret keys
* * Database table prefix
* @link
* @package WordPress

// ** MySQL settings - You can get this info from your web host ** //
/** The name of the database for WordPress */
define('DB_NAME', 'wordpress');

/** MySQL database username */
define('DB_USER', 'unixmen');

/** MySQL database password */
define('DB_PASSWORD', 'password');

/** MySQL hostname */
define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');

When all settings are done, restart web service

# /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Open your favorite browser and type

Select your language, click continue


provide all of credentials  like site title,  username and password, click to install WordPress


If everything goes smooth, login


Login with newly created user and password

dns(032)Configure your settings


That’s it for now, have fun!!