One of the most powerful text editors accessible from the command line is the vim editor. Built on the foundation of “vi”, an editor dating back to 1976, vim adds additional functionality and power, while maintaining the editing style of its predecessor.
Due to vim’s wide-spread use on the Linux command line, it is available in almost every distribution’s default repositories.
On Ubuntu and Debian, use apt-get to install:
sudo apt-get install vim
On Fedora and CentOS, install with yum:
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WordPress is a free and open source website and blogging tool that uses php and MySQL. It was created in 2003 and has since then expanded to manage 22% of all the new websites created and has over 20,000 plugins to customize its functionality.
The steps in this tutorial require the user to have root privileges. You can see how to set that up in the Initial Server Setup.
Before working with wordpress, you need to have LAMP installed on your virtual private server. If you don’t have the Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP stack on your VPS, you can find the tutorial for setting it up in the Ubuntu LAMP tutorial.
Once you have the user and required software, you can start installing wordpress!
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