Can Virtualmin & Webmin be installed on a droplet which already has few active wordpress websites?

I have a droplet which already has few active wordpress sites running. Would it be possible to install virtualmin and Webmin on this particular droplet?

Submit an answer

This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.

You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

Sign In or Sign Up to Answer

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Accepted Answer


I believe that it is easiest to install Virtualmin when starting from scratch, on a fresh system.

That way you would only use the script, which would install and configure all of the necessary the system automatically, and everything would work out of the box.

My guess would be that it is quite likely to cause some problems on a live system.

What I think you could do is to do a manual installation. It’s more complex, but with some tweaking it should certainly. Here’s a link to the manual installation guide from the official Virtualmin website:

Note: skip the “Partitioning” part.

Of course if you decide to go with that, make sure that you have a backup!

But I think it would be easier, to create a new server, install Virtualmin and Webmin and then simply transfer your sites over to the new server. I think that this would require less manual work and it can be done with 0 downtime.

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby

Want to learn more? Join the DigitalOcean Community!

Join our DigitalOcean community of over a million developers for free! Get help and share knowledge in Q&A, subscribe to topics of interest, and get courses and tools that will help you grow as a developer and scale your project or business.

Thanks Bobby.