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How To Set Up Multiple Sites on Apache?

  • Posted on January 22, 2015
  • junukseoAsked by junukseo

hi

im using ubuntu 12.04 + LAMP and trying to put it my websites

i read https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-multiple-wordpress-sites-on-a-single-ubuntu-vps this article and i completed to Virtual Host Configuration

but i dont know how to set up my domains to digital ocean

for examle : 12.34.56.789 is my server ip and i add different 2 domains like www.1234.com , www.5678.com on Digital Ocean Cp panner and i changed my domains name server as NS1.digitalocean…

and then how to set up A or CNAME record of domains?

just put the same ip like A - @ -> 12.34.56.789 and A - WWW - 12.34.56.789 on 2 domains?

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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:
wget wordpress.org/latest.zip
  • After that extract the files
unzip latest.zip
  • Then move the files to the /var/www/ folder:
mv wordpress /var/www/your_site.com
  • Then set the owner of the file to the Apache2 user:
chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/your_site.com
  • 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:
mysql

Then run the following queries:

CREATE DATABASE wp_site;

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

GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON wp_site.* TO 'wp_site'@'%' WITH GREANT OPTION;
  • Finally, access the site via your web browser to finish the installation.

Hope that this helps. Regards, Bobby

just put the same ip like A - @ -> 12.34.56.789 and A - WWW - 12.34.56.789 on 2 domains?

Yes. I would create the following records:

@ A 12.34.56.789 www CNAME @

The only difference being the use of a CNAME instead of an A record for your www subdomain. This way should you ever need to point your domain to a different IP you will only have to change the @ record for each domain.