Because WordPress is such a popular program, there are tons of resources available. After searching for installing WordPress on Ubuntu Server … I found this page. I followed all of the instructions, with the two exceptions:
- I did not configure a static IP address for the sandbox server.
- I prefaced all commands with sudo.
Once this was accomplished, I ended up with the default installation page at:
The first page that comes up is a page which asks for information which will will be written to the wp-config file. Note that all of the parameters are identical to the ones that were used when setting up the mySQL database in the initial step.
The next page asks for the WordPress site name, and a login password.
About 30 seconds later, you should see a message that WordPress was installed, and that you can now log in with the name and password that you just created in the last screen. Do that and the familiar WordPress dashboard will come up. Hooray!