And if yes, are there any good tutorials that show me how?
Context: Using a single DO droplet, I want to serve up multiple domain names, each with their own dynamic content written in different server side frameworks (i.e. example1.com is written with Node.js and example2.com is written with .NET Core). I’m wondering if this is possible.
From research, I’ve found that it is possible to serve multiple static websites using virtual hosts in Apache (or server blocks in Nginx). However I can’t tell if the same applies to dynamic websites, nor how I’d accomplish that.
FYI, I tried using a Docker droplet with virtual hosts to serve multiple websites with dynamic content, but this is cumbersome to update. For some reason, when updating my websites I need to completely rename and rebuild the Docker image. I want to move away from that infrastructure.
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You can serve multiple websites from a droplet (whether they’re static or dynamic). You can use the tutorial on how to serve multiple static websites using virtual hosts in Apache (or server blocks in Nginx) as a reference.
The tutorial mentioned by KFC is perfect on how to setup a node.js application.
Yes, it’s possible. all you need to do is make them listen on different ports and then use a reverse proxy like Nginx to configure it to rewrite traffic from ports 80 and 443 to the proper port. Let’s take Nginx for example, check this tutorial on how to configure it:
Configuring the Nginx Proxy would be pretty much the same with the difference here:
The proxy_pass in this case is using port 3000, you can create more than one Nginx config for your websites/apps and use different ports depending on what’s needed.