Installing two instances of wordpress on the same vps

Posted November 7, 2016 2.8k views
Linux BasicsUbuntuApacheWordPress

Was using the instructions from this page. Now the problem is here. I used the 1 click install for the first instance of WordPress. Now I went into mysql and created a new database. I’m using the same user “root”

1 - I’ve downloaded and put the WordPress files in /var/www/secondarysite
2 - I’ve copied the default vhost file and made a file called secondary.conf
3 - I’ve edited the secondary.conf with this:

<VirtualHost *:80>

    DocumentRoot /var/www/secondarysite
    <Directory />
        Options FollowSymLinks
        AllowOverride None
    <Directory /var/www/secondarysite>
        Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
        AllowOverride All
        Order allow,deny
        allow from all
        ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
        CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined

4 - I’ve enabled the virtual host file sudo a2ensite secondary.conf
5 - I’ve restarted apache2 service sudo service apache2 reload
6 - I’ve went into the /var/www/secondarysite/wp-config.php and changed it to use the correct database, dbuser, dbpassword.

But the page is not coming up it’s redirecting to my primary domain

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It is possible to turn your site into a multi site install and then use the Domain Mapping Plugin. This is the easy method, you just need to follow the instructions. Your users can use the same account on both sites. Depending on your setup, multi-sites can result in a major pain in the ass. However, for most people it’s just fine.

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