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How Do I Migrate Wordpress Multisite from Shared Hosting to Digital Ocean?

September 2, 2013 1.9k views
I have read the guide on migrating individual wordpress instances to Digital Ocean but I was wondering, Does this same process apply for Multisite? What additional steps are required in this case?
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  • I saw a blog post here but it feels incomplete.https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-multiple-wordpress-sites-using-multisite#step-two—setup-multiple-wordpress-sites

    Questions I have are that the multisite I want to migrate across doesn't appear to have any site folders, this is fine I get that it uses the same files as the original site.
    What I don't understand nor can I find online is how that the domains get mapped.
    SO say for example I have rootsite.com and I want to add the site othersite.com

    I point the domains to digital ocean BUT how does digital ocean know what to do with othersite.com as normally there would be a part of the digital ocean control panel to add the url..
    So please can anyone help me to understand this.

    by Etel Sverdlov
    In 2010, WordPress released version 3.0 of its popular content management platform. Among the many improvements included in the release, the WordPress community combined WordPress MU into the main WordPress configuration. Since the change, WordPress has made it easier to create multiple WordPress sites on one server.
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Thanks for your response. Also, I was thinking about using nginx as my web server instead of Apache. Do you know if I need to make any special considerations for running multisite when setting up my LEMP stack?
I believe it should be the same, you just have to modify your .htaccess and wp-config.php files to work with Wordpress Multisite:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-set-up-multiple-wordpress-sites-using-multisite
by Etel Sverdlov
In 2010, WordPress released version 3.0 of its popular content management platform. Among the many improvements included in the release, the WordPress community combined WordPress MU into the main WordPress configuration. Since the change, WordPress has made it easier to create multiple WordPress sites on one server.
Take a look at http://codex.wordpress.org/Nginx#WordPress_Multisite_Subdirectory_rules
WPMU.org has an in-depth tutorial on Nginx with multisite.
http://wpmu.org/wordpress-multisite-wordpress-nginx/

Please report back how it goes. I'm considering the same process, but haven't committed to it yet.
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