My forray into LAMP and setting up my own wordpress site

Well, it’s done. I will be using this site to keep track of my IT tips and tricks of the trade. I wish I would have started this a lot sooner… like 10 years ago sooner… but I hope to get some of the same problems from the past and get the solutions posted here with some helpful links.

Lets start with the links that I used to get this up and running. The only snafu I ran into… well, I had a couple…

1. Needing to get to the file browser as root to make changes required to certain files… found this gem… In the instructions below I did not have experience with vi so I just went into the file browser as root and CAREFULLY made the needed changes.

Basically log into root by typing su root in a terminal, put in your password, then type nautilus –browser & and ignore any error messages in the terminal window.

2. I had to add my local IP address for my server along with my site name in the etc/Hosts file like so 192.168.1.55 www.techiehaven.com and for good measure 192.168.1.55 techiehaven.com. Before making this change if I tried to go to localhost after installing WordPress I would just get my router admin page when trying to get to the site from within the LAN.

Here are the web pages I used to get up and running…

Ubuntu LAMP Server setup

Ubuntu Configure Apache, MySQL, and Cgi-Bin

Installing WordPress

One Response to “My forray into LAMP and setting up my own wordpress site”

  • ig says:

    You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I
    to find this matter to be really something which I believe I would by no means
    understand. It seems too complicated and extremely large for me.

    I’m looking forward for your subsequent put up, I will try to get the
    hold of it!

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