Multiple Wordpress Site in one Droplet

Posted November 30, 2013 11k views
I have two droplets. Unfortunately temporarily I am facing some trouble with one of the droplet and have decided to migrate the files of that droplet to another droplet. The other droplet already consists some files and is up and running. I am trying to migrate wordpress site to that droplet. I created new folder in var/www and uploaded all the necessary files. From here I have no idea how to proceed. Can someone help me solve the issue?

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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.

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by Justin Ellingwood
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I followed the steps. Still it's not working.
I also followed the steps and it is not working .

1GB Ram 30GB SSD Disk New York 2 LAMP on Ubuntu 12.04

I am getting a database connections error and when i direct the page to install.php it get the following

Error establishing a database connection
This either means that the username and password information in your wp-config.php file is incorrect or we can't contact the database server at localhost. This could mean your host's database server is down.

Are you sure you have the correct username and password?
Are you sure that you have typed the correct hostname?
Are you sure that the database server is running?

I check the database usernme and pass .... it matches
I am wanting to host two wordpress installs/sites on this droplet
  • Hi Shawn,

    Not sure if you managed to find an answer to your question - but I would suggest looking at running ServerPilot ( on a new droplet, as it allows you to easily add & manage multiple websites on that single droplet. It is much easier than trying to reconfigure your apache config each time you want to add a site etc.