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Installing Multiple Apps in a Droplet

  • Posted November 16, 2020
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I created a droplet with Ubuntu and setup Plesk. Using this same droplet, I want to install Openvpn server + pihole and use this as a vpn server for my home network. I will use different IPs for Plesk and openvpn.

  1. Will this setup affect each other (in case of firewall, port forwarding, network issues etc.)?
  2. Would setting up a vpn server in the same droplet, interfere with web hosting or Plesk functions?

Thank you.

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Hi there @Elathros,

In theory, this should not really be a problem, as long as the applications do not run on the same ports.

In practice, however, I would recommend keeping things separate, so that in case there are any issues with one of the applications, it would not affect the others.

Also on a side note, with each Droplet you get only 1 public IPv4 IP address, so you will not be able to run the two applications on separate IPv4 addresses if you go for 1 Droplet only.

Regards, Bobby