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How to setup multiple wordpress sites in single droplet?

I am new to Digital Ocean and don’t know much about it. So, please tell me the procedure in steps to host multiple wordpress sites in single droplet.


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

Hope that this helps. Regards, Bobby

Hi @dennylanga528,

Hello,

You can host multiple websites on one droplet by creating a LAMP stact server and then configuring multiple Apache Virtual Hosts. I’ll recommend using Ubuntu for this purpose.

Here is an article how to deploy LAMP on your Ubuntu droplet - https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-linux-apache-mysql-php-lamp-stack-ubuntu-18-04

Here’s a step by step article on how to configure multiple Apache Virtual Hosts on Ubuntu:

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

Let me know if you have any questions.

Regards, KDSys