As stated in Chapter 8, From Apache to Nginx, WordPress is currently the most popular content management system on the entire web. According to a recent survey from BuiltWith.com trends (https://trends.builtwith.com/), its market share totals 53%, leaving its competitors far behind: Joomla only captures 9% of the market, followed by Drupal with just a little over 2%. For a lot of web server administrators, setting up WordPress sites or blogs has become a common task, whether it is for personal or professional use.
In this section, we will be getting your server ready for downloading and installing the WordPress application. There will be a few configuration files to go through to make sure WordPress runs smoothly.