Install wordpress on a VPS

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  • VPS from DigitalOcean
  • WordPress


Refer to How to migrate or install WordPress by Tomaž Zaman for most settings. It also includes guidance on migrating wordpress (files and database) from a previous one.

Add a FTP user

In order to update plugins, a ftp user needs to be created. WordPress searches $HOME and its subdirectories for uploads/wp-content . If your vps/ftp user does not meet that condition, you can to create a different ftp user with:

Change permission:

Reference: VSFTPD Installation & Setup on Ubuntu by rosenred

Edit existing FTP user

For existing user, its $HOME can be changed at /etc/passwd

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