Installing WordPress on a server is not especially hard, but you can simplify it using Docker containers.

  1. Install Docker if it’s not already installed (Install Docker).
  2. Create a network (replace NETWORK_NAME):
    docker network create NETWORK_NAME
    
  3. Run MySQL container. Replace DB_HOST with a name for the container, NETWORK_NAME with your new network name, DB_NAME with a name for the database, DB_USER with a name for the database user and DB_PASSWORD with a password for the database:
    docker run --name DB_HOST -d --network NETWORK_NAME -e MYSQL_DATABASE=DB_NAME -e MYSQL_USER=DB_USER -e MYSQL_PASSWORD=DB_PASSWORD -e MYSQL_RANDOM_ROOT_PASSWORD=yes mysql:latest
    
  4. Run WordPress container (wait 10 seconds for MySQL container to set up). Replace WP_CONTAINER with a name for the container, NETWORK_NAME for network name, DB_HOST with the MySQL container name, DB_USER with the database user, DB_PASSWORD with the database password and DB_NAME with database name:
    docker run --name WP_CONTAINER -d --network NETWORK_NAME -p 8080:80 -e WORDPRESS_DB_HOST=DB_HOST -e WORDPRESS_DB_USER=DB_USER -e WORDPRESS_DB_PASSWORD=DB_PASSWORD -e WORDPRESS_DB_NAME=DB_NAME wordpress:latest
    
  5. Now you can access your newly created website typing your VPS public IP and port 8080 in your browser (check your VPS provider’s firewall to open port 8080): http://<SERVER-PUBLIC-IP>:8080.