How can I host another wordpress domain on the same droplet?

Posted December 11, 2019 1.1k views
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Hi, does anyone know how to host multiple wordpress domains on the same droplet ?
At one point I managed to add a 2nd domain (wordpress site) on my existing droplet that already had an existing domain, using a tutorial found online but I can’t find it anymore. Can you please point me in the right direction?

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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:
  • After that extract the files
  • Then move the files to the /var/www/ folder:
mv wordpress /var/www/
  • Then set the owner of the file to the Apache2 user:
chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/
  • 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:

Then run the following queries:


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

  • Finally, access the site via your web browser to finish the installation.

Hope that this helps.

Hi @kimchi,

You can follow this guide to host more than one domain on the same droplet.

by Brennen Bearnes
The Apache web server is the most popular way to serve web content on the internet. Apache has the ability to serve multiple domains from a single server by using a mechanism called "virtual hosts". If a virtual host is configured correctly for each domain, the web server can correctly route traffic to the appropriate files based on the domain name requested. In this guide, we'll demonstrate how to configure Apache virtual hosts on an Ubuntu 16.04 server.

Hello, @kimchi

Yes can host multiple websites on a single droplet. The setup it’s not complicated and you basically need to setup different virtual hosts for the separate websites/domains

You can also check this article, although it’s deprecated, but you will get the general idea behind the setup/configuration:

This article is for Nginx and how to setup a server blocks (virtual hosts)

If you have any questions feel free to ask.


by Justin Ellingwood
WordPress is a popular content management system (CMS) that can be used to quickly launch blogs and websites. In this guide, we will discuss how to launch two separate blogs, each associated with their own domains, from one VPS.