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Greetings and salutations,
I hope this thread will be helpful to those who follow in my foot steps as well as getting any advice based on what I have done / documented.
This is a Work-In-Progress topic so I will be updating this thread as I learn more about Ubuntu and WordPress.
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This thread will cover installation of a dedicated Ubuntu server, Apache Web service and WordPress web site. The server will be installed inside a virtual machine vSphere 5.5 running on ESXi 5.5 servers. Although there are some VMware-specific steps, they are very few and the majority of this documentation will work for other VMs such as VirtualBox or even directly installed onto a physical machine. If you have any advice on doing things better, please let me know. I love feedback and learning better ways of doing things!
After Ubuntu Server is installed, Apache web server will be installed and configured. Next will be the installation and configuration of WordPress which will utilize an existing remote MySQL server.
Tools utilized in this process
- Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS, 64-bit
- Apache 2.4.18
- PHP 7.0.22
- MariaDB 10.1.26
- WordPress 4.4.2
- Microsoft Active Directory 2012
- Portable PuTTY 0.62
- VMware vSphere 5.5.0
The list below are sources of information that helped me configure this system as well as some places that might be helpful to me later on as this process continues.
This documentation will need to make use of some very-specific information that will most-likely be different for each person / location. And as such, I will note some of these in this section. They will be highlighted in red throughout the document as a reminder that you should plug-in your own value rather than actually using my "place-holder" value.
Under no circumstance should you use the actual values I list below. They are place-holders for the real thing. This is just a checklist template you need to have answered before you start the install process.
Wherever you see RED in this document, you need to substitute it for what your company uses. Use the list below as a template you need to have answered before you continue.
- Ubuntu Server name: srv-wordpress
- Internet domain: wordpress.mydomain.com
- Ubuntu Server IP address: 192.168.107.30
- Ubuntu Admin ID: administrator
- Ubuntu Admin Password: myadminpass
- Email Server (remote): 192.168.107.25
- MySQL Server (remote): 192.168.107.20
- MySQL root Password: mysqlrootpass
- MySQL WordPress user: wordpressuser
- MySQL WordPress Password: mysqlwordpresspass