How do I host 2 nextcloud instances under 2 domains on the same droplet?

Posted March 12, 2020 947 views
NginxUbuntu 18.04

I have a mailinabox+nextcloud server on my droplet hosted at and I want to use the same droplet to host a seperate nextcloud + other selfhosted tools instance at

How would I go about doing this? I haven’t found any guides online..

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Hi @Lumiobyte,

You’ll need to install NextCloud in different directories or subdomains. Basically you’ll need a different DocumentRoot for both applications.

Additionally, each instance will need it’s own Database.

As to the know how, you most probably are using Nginx at the moment, correct? If you are, you’ll need to configure a new Vhost file for your If you are unsure how to, you can follow this DigitalOcean tutorial -

This should be enough for you to host not only 2 but as many as you like instances on the droplet.


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