Multiple WordPress Installation

  • Posted February 1, 2014

I am trying to install two wordpress websites on one vas or droplet. What is the best method in doing this.


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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:
  • After that extract the files
  • Then move the files to the /var/www/ folder:
mv wordpress /var/www/
  • Then set the owner of the file to the Apache2 user:
chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/
  • 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:

Then run the following queries:


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

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

Hope that this helps. Regards, Bobby

You place the WordPress install in the location that you are pointing the corresponding virtual host’s document root.

Ok, I got this to work. thanks for the guidance… one last how or where should i place wordpress install

Here is a video tutorial if that will help, Shawn. <br> <br> <br> <br>Good luck :)

i completed this but it doesn’t appear to be recon the site

ubuntu <br>

That would be the virtual host, Shawn. If it is pointing to the droplet properly the next step is to create the virtual host (or server block) and then configure the second WordPress installation. What web server (apache, nginx, etc.) is running on your droplet and what Linux distribution (ubuntu, debian, centos, etc.) are you using?

how do i point to second install of wordpress. I have the first one setup and both dns pointing but the second just shows the same result as first page.

You use virtual hosts. Just add two domains to the DNS section of the control panel and lookup how to properly configure a virtual host for the web server (apache, nginx, etc.) you are using. Feel free to reply if you have further questions.