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Can i Use Multiple domains and Wordpress Installs in one Droplet ?

Posted October 14, 2015 5k views
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So basically i have few sites hosted on shared hosting each one of them on Wordpress
if i move them here can all of them be hosted with 5$ a month if so then please how me how

thanks

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If you are using the one-click install, you could set up Wordpress’s super-blog setup. Just point each domain to the blog in question and cover up the URL.

Using nginx, just set up multiple servers (quick Google search will show you how) and point each domain to the correct spot.

However, I HIGHLY recommend just making a new droplet for each. Much simpler.

Hi there,

You could follow the steps from this video on how to host multiple WordPress websites on the same server with Apache Virtual Hosts:

Essentially, what needs to happen is:

  • Download a new copy of WordPress with the wget command:
wget wordpress.org/latest.zip
  • After that extract the files
unzip latest.zip
  • Then move the files to the /var/www/ folder:
mv wordpress /var/www/your_site.com
  • Then set the owner of the file to the Apache2 user:
chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/your_site.com
  • After that copy the existing Apache config:
sudo cp /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf /etc/apache2/sites-available/your_site.conf
  • Then enable the new site:
sudo a2ensite
  • Run a configtest:
sudo apachectl -t
  • If you get Syntax OK reload Apache:
sudo systemctl reload apache2
  • Then create a new MySQL database and username. To create the database first access MySQL:
mysql

Then run the following queries:

CREATE DATABASE wp_site;

CREATE USER 'wp_site'@'%' IDENTIFIED BY 'use_secure_password_here';

GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON wp_site.* TO 'wp_site'@'%' WITH GREANT OPTION;
  • Finally, access the site via your web browser to finish the installation.

Hope that this helps.
Regards,
Bobby