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Multiple WordPress Installation

Posted February 1, 2014 5.4k views
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:
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 GREANT OPTION;
  • Finally, access the site via your web browser to finish the installation.

Hope that this helps.
Regards,
Bobby

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.
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.
Is this what you are referencing

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-set-up-apache-virtual-hosts-on-ubuntu-12-04-lts
by Etel Sverdlov
This tutorial shows you how to set up a new directory, how to grant the correct permissions, how to add content to a new page, how to turn on virtual hosting, and how to, if needed, set up local hosts. Virtual Hosts are used to run more than one domain off of a single IP address and allows you to run multiple sites off of a single DigitalOcean droplet. This tutorial describes how to set up virtual hosts with Apache.
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?
Yes, https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-set-up-apache-virtual-hosts-on-ubuntu-12-04-lts will work if you are using Apache + Ubuntu.
by Etel Sverdlov
This tutorial shows you how to set up a new directory, how to grant the correct permissions, how to add content to a new page, how to turn on virtual hosting, and how to, if needed, set up local hosts. Virtual Hosts are used to run more than one domain off of a single IP address and allows you to run multiple sites off of a single DigitalOcean droplet. This tutorial describes how to set up virtual hosts with Apache.
i completed this but it doesn't appear to be recon the site
Here is a video tutorial if that will help, Shawn.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs2mweLRQ0w

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