I needed some software to keep track of my traffic. So I figured I would give mint a try. WordPress / Mint seem to be working correctly with my current server configuration . I also figured out my issue with uploading images / plug-ins / themes for wordpress, which is a plus.
I’ll probably post some tutorials on setting up a nginx, mariadb, postgres, php, ftp, server when I get more time. It’ll probably save someone the headache of searching multiple articles and tutorials to setup an entire server.