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Multiple Wordpress sites with different domains

I tried this guide (https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-set-up-multiple-wordpress-sites-using-multisite) but I can’t figure out how to set different domains.

I also prefer having separate Wordpress installations.

Should I just copy Wordpress into different folders (e.g. /var/www/blog1, /var/www/blog2) and then configure multiple sites on Apache?

Thanks.


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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

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I want to install 5-10 different wordpress websites with diferent domains .could you do it for me.and what wuld you charge for that <br>

“Should I just copy Wordpress into different folders (e.g. /var/www/blog1, /var/www/blog2) and then configure multiple sites on Apache?” <br> <br>Yes, exaclty. I do the same with my Drupal sites here on DO, and at work on our dedicated servers with a mix of Drupal, Wordpress, Joomla and static sites.