I have 5 wordpress sites. I use hostgator shared hosting for all of them. Now I have decided to switch on to a VPS.

I got a unmanaged VPS and configuring it for wordpress. I am following this tutorial as suggested by a member from webhostingtalk : https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-set-up-multiple-wordpress-sites-on-a-single-ubuntu-vps

I am configuring the LAMP stack now. steps are from this page : https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-install-linux-apache-mysql-php-lamp-stack-on-ubuntu

In step 3 , while installing apache it comes to point where I have to select the php modules. I don't know what modules to select. my requirement is 5-6 websites on wordpress.

Kindly tell me which modules to install for wordpess? Thanks in advance.

EDIT: I googled and found out this thread : https://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/42098/what-are-php-extensions-and-libraries-wp-needs-and-or-uses

The 4th answer with 2 votes have this list :

php-apc (not required, but recommended)

Is it good enough?

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The standard PHP configuration is enough. I'm doing ok (Debian) with php5-common, php5-mysql, php5-cli... This is documented on the Internet but I would try installing just php5 and php5-mysql.

  • php5-cgi or php5-common?
    – user58859
    Nov 4, 2013 at 10:12
  • I have no php5-cgi and wordpress works ok (my mileage) since aeons.
    – 178024
    Nov 4, 2013 at 10:13
  • I insist that this is heavily documented on the Internet. However am too lazy at this moment to find you a link.
    – 178024
    Nov 4, 2013 at 10:16
  • I edited the question and added the link. Kindly check is it good enough.
    – user58859
    Nov 4, 2013 at 10:17
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    If you are using virtual machines (and maybe even not using) though not a completely safe and industrial standards clean and compliant approach, sometimes installing just what the system is asking for is a practical GTD policy.
    – 178024
    Nov 4, 2013 at 10:23

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