Wordpress Installation


#1

Will there be a problem if I manually install wordpress in the directory for static sites? I 'm hoping if it can be done.

Thanks!


#2

Considering how heavily Wordpress relies on PHP, I’d recommend against it.


#3

@blinkingline MIAB supports PHP - It’s MySQL that would be an issue since it’s not installed on MIAB

@Moderndayfreak I would use an external server, and add an “A” record for domain.com (do not input a subdomain) that points to the external server.


#4

I don’t really use nginx, which is what MIAB uses, but I would configure it to put it on another directory separate from Mail in a Box.
MySQL isn’t really a problem. MIAB uses SQL Lite files instead of servers, so installing MySQL on your box really shouldn’t be a problem.

Wordpress relying on PHP isn’t much of a problem either, I would imagine. Since I’ve never really run anything but Apache, I wouldn’t know how nginx handles Apache, but I imagine it’s possible.

Just remember that everyone else is running their mail on its own dedicated box, and it is the official, community-supported way of managing your mail, so you are stepping outside of what is recommended by adding a Wordpress site to your box. It’s possible though. You just might break something.


#5

I don’t really use nginx, which is what MIAB uses, but I would configure it to put it on another directory separate from Mail in a Box.

Directory is irrelevant

Wordpress relying on PHP isn’t much of a problem either, I would imagine. Since I’ve never really run anything but Apache, I wouldn’t know how nginx handles Apache, but I imagine it’s possible.

It is possible to run Apache and Nginx side by side - however they cannot consume the same ports (nginx in this case MUST keep 80 & 443 (http & https default ports) which means running a website in apache will not work as expected for people who do not know how to switch ports in their browser)

MySQL isn’t really a problem. MIAB uses SQL Lite files instead of servers, so installing MySQL on your box really shouldn’t be a problem.

MIAB does not support installing MySQL - Ubuntu must be kept as-is in this case in order to get support from the developer.

Therefore, the only viable option is a second server for wordpress.