I just ran into an OS issue, and I was thinking of simply doing a reinstall of Ubuntu. I was looking at the Ubuntu installation options, and I saw that I could "Reinstall Ubuntu 13.04". "Documents, music..... Installed software will be kept where possible. System-wide settings will be cleared."
Originally, I was using this linuxbox for a Wordpress installation, it had the LAMP stack installed. Will MySQL and PHP be kept? Also, will I be able to reinstall without damaging/wiping out the database for Wordpress? Those are the two biggest concerns on my mind right now, and as a Linux noob, I'm really hoping I don't lose those two.