Learn how to install the popular, open source WordPress content management system (CMS) on an Ubuntu Linux virtual server with Apache web server, MySQL database and PHP scripting. 

The LAMP stack is frequently used to deliver websites and web applications. You can deploy it quickly using IBM Cloud™ virtual servers and capitalize on built-in monitoring and vulnerability scanning. Gain hands-on experience with LAMP and explore one potential deployment scenario for WordPress in an enterprise environment. 

Estimated time: 60 minutes

Number of steps: 33

Wordpress Architecture

What you’ll accomplish

In this project, you will: 

  • Provision a LAMP stack, applying the latest versions of Apache web server, MySQL database and PHP scripting
  • Install and configure WordPress, a popular platform for building blog sites and websites
  • Discover LAMP monitoring capabilities that help you detect outages, identify slow performance, assess vulnerabilities and protect against unwanted traffic

What you need to do before starting

  • Gain network permission to complete the public and private network uplink
  • Make sure you have a browser, text editor and command-line interface
  • Sign up for an IBM Cloud account (optional)

This tutorial uses the following service:

  • Virtual servers

Deploy WordPress on a LAMP-based virtual server

Get hands-on experience with the LAMP stack while exploring a key enterprise deployment option for the WordPress content management platform.

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