How to Install WordPress on Ubuntu 18.04 and Configure it to Use a Remote Database

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps of installing WordPress on an Ubuntu 18.04 VPS with all necessary components, such as Apache web server, PHP and MySQL/MariaDB database server, and configure WordPress to use a database on a remote server.

WordPress is the most popular and most widely-used content management system (CMS). It is the CMS of choice for 26% of the entire web. It is based on PHP, and it stores its information in a MySQL database. A large amount of themes and plugins makes this CMS an excellent choice for someone that needs a user-friendly way to get their ideas onto a website that looks good. Let’s get started with the installation.