Firstly the Linux equivalent of WAMP is LAMP (though its more accurate the other way :) ) Unlike in windows most server software in Linux doesn't have GUIs by default; this is true for LAMP. To install make sure you have
tasksel installed. at a terminal run:
sudo apt-get install tasksel
Once complete then run
sudo tasksel install lamp-server.
This will create the folder
/var/, so you should see it in
/var/www this will be your web root. (For 14.04 and above, it would
You can now unzip wordpress into that folder. Once complete, in a web browser go to
localhost/wordpress (In your URL using Firefox/Chrome for example type localhost/wordpress, this will lead you to your wordpress installer) and follow the instructions there. If you want a GUI for database management I've always used
phpmyadmin. To install it run:
sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin
then in a browser go to
http://localhost/phpmyadmin (As mentioned above, use the URL in your browser to go to
Note that if you're running this server remotely then replace
localhost with the remote IP you can have access to.