Install WordPress in Debian Etch

May 1, 2008

Install WordPress in Debian Etch

WordPress is a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. What a mouthful. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. WordPress Requirements

* Apache Web server

* PHP 4.2 or greater

* MySQL 3.23.23 or greater

* The mod_rewrite Apache module

First you need to install apache2 with php support and mysql with php support

Apache with PHP Support check here

Mysql Database installation check here

Mysql with php support you need to run the following command

#apt-get install php4-mysql

after that you need to install wordpress using the follwoing command

#apt-get install wordpress

This will install the wordpress now you need to go to /usr/share/doc/wordpress/example folder to setup apache to point to /usr/share/wordpress. See the examples/apache.conf

Create a file called wordpress under /etc/apache2/sites-available/ and enter the following and save the file

Alias /blog /usr/share/wordpress
<Directory /usr/share/wordpress>
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride Limit Options FileInfo
DirectoryIndex index.php

Now you need to enable this site using the following command

#a2ensite wordpress

Now reload apache using the following command

#/etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Database setup can be done with the help of a script in examples/setup-mysql

To setup mysql database for wordpress you need to follow this

setup-mysql [-n NAME] [-h | -d | -b] FQDN

Creates by default a WordPress mysql configuration depending on required fully
qualified domain name(FQDN).

-n name for the mysql user and database
-h help
-d destroy and purge
-b backup

Example: You want your blog to be served from http://blog.example.com for user ‘wordpress’.

Then run:
sudo sh setup-mysql -n wordpress blog.example.com


#sh setup-mysql -n wordpress

After finishing this you need to go to http://your-server-ip/blog/ you should see the following message

It doesn’t look like you’ve installed WP yet. Try running install.php.

Click on install.php link and you should see the following screen saying welcome to wordpress installation in this click on First Step

Source: http://www.debianadmin.com/install-wordpress-in-debian-etch.html


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