WordPress on Digital Ocean Droplets

I’ve had the fortune of having to setup a lot of WordPress sites on different hosting providers. I am a fan of the Digital Ocean Droplets and I run a few of them myself for projects. I thought I’d pull together a list of the different guides that I have used in the past to get WordPress up and running securely on a Droplet. I’m still looking at ways to improve so appreciate any feedback/suggestions in the comments section.

Configure the LAMP Stack


How To Install Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP) stack on Ubuntu 16.04

Install and Secure phpMyAdmin


Configure Virtual Hosts to host multiple sites from one droplet


Install WordPress


Configure Secure Updates for WordPress


In the link above, the only change I had to do as I was running on Ubuntu 18.04 was instead of running:

sudo apt-get install php5-dev libssh2-1-dev libssh2-php

I had to run:

sudo apt-get install php-dev php-ssh2

Now to allow themes/plugins to update from the Control Panel, I had to edit the wp-config.php file. I add the following line:

define('FS_METHOD', 'ssh2');

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