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How do I have multiple IP for my droplet?

Pardon my ignorance. I don’t know if the question I’m asking is right…

I used to use dreamhost VPS where you can have multiple folder for different website and you can assign different domain you’ve bought to those folder. I just get started with DigitalOcean and can now get my laravel to run with Nginx but it involve setting up virtual host and in virtual host we have server_name which I suspect is the DNS/IP of the website.

What about if I want to add another virtual host to another folder in /var/www/example.com, how do I get another IP from?

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If you follow this guide it will show you how to set up multiple domains on one server.

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-nginx-server-blocks-virtual-hosts-on-ubuntu-16-04

With a set up like this, you would have multiple domains pointing to one IP address as you would only have one IP address per server. The server itself will determine what files to serve based on the domain name.

Hello there,

You do not need to have additional IPs for each individual domain name on your droplet but simply use Virtual Hosts.

You can host multiple sites (domain names) on a single droplet, this can be achieved using virtual hosts.

The process is really simple, all you need to do is to spin up the droplet via the app marketplace and then manually add the virtual hosts for the other sites.

We have an article that covers the process, which you check here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-apache-virtual-hosts-on-ubuntu-18-04

For Nginx you can check:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-nginx-server-blocks-virtual-hosts-on-ubuntu-16-04

Hope that this helps! Regards, Alex

The name of the server is the domain name[s] that would appear in the HTTP request in order for this virtual host to match. You do not need an additional IP to do this.