Configure Apache, PHP and WordPress

Quick installation of Apache, PHP and WordPress on Ubuntu LTS. I suggest the manual installation of WordPress as it allows for most recent version.

Apache and PHP

apt-get install apache2 php5 php5-gd php5-mysql

Installing WordPress

This is a manual install process of WordPress which makes it more functional for clients. Download WordPress package into tmp directory.

cd /tmp/
tar -xzvf wordpress-4.0.1.tar.gz

Go to MySQL and create the database to be used. The database name is this example is rtvtully1:

mysql -u root -p
mysql> CREATE DATABASE rtvtully1;
mysql> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES on rtvtully1.* TO "wordpress"@"localhost"
    -> IDENTIFIED BY "*******";
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)

Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)

mysql> EXIT

Move the WordPress folder to the www folder and set permissions to be owned by www-data.

mv /tmp/wordpress /var/www/wordpress
chown -R www-data /var/www/wordpress

Run the install script by visiting the site (eg. http://localhost/wordpress) and fill in the previously configured details.

Database Name: rtvtully1
MySQL User: wordpress
MySQL Password: **********
Database Host: localhost
Table Prefix: wp_

Set admin login details for wordpress content management via HTTP (eg. http://localhost/wordpress);

Site Name: RTV - Tully 1 
User: admin
Password: *********
Contact: IT Department

And that should complete the WordPress setup.