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Installation on Linux

There are good instructions on how to install Wordpress on Linux.

The simplest way to get started is to install Ubuntu Server. During the install, you will have a chance to install the LAMP stack. This means you will have Apache2, MySQL and PHP/Python installed by default.

After you have installed the LINUX server, log into MySQL:

charlie@Whitecap:/etc/ssh$ mysql -u root -p
Enter password:
Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 39
Server version: 5.1.58-1ubuntu1 (Ubuntu)

Then you should create a database called wordpress:

mysql> create DATABASE wordpress;
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.00 sec)

Now show the database:

mysql> show databases;
| Database |
| information_schema |
| mysql |
| wordpress |
3 rows in set (0.00 sec)

To check your work, install myphpadmin:

sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin

Now you need to install Wordpress:

sudo apt-get install wordpress php5-gd
sudo ln -s /usr/share/wordpress /var/www/wordpress