Setting up multiple wordpress sites on Ubuntu 14.04 VPS

Posted November 21, 2015 4.7k views
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Hi - Just a simple question but what I am wanting to do is setup multiple WordPress sites on a single Ubuntu 14.04 VPS and my question is regarding the folder structure for the content of the files in /var/www. In this tutorial by Justin, [](http://) (based on a Ubuntu 12.04) the files are placed in /var/www/firstsite/ , /var/www/secondsite/ etc… However, I have noticed that in Justin’s tutorial for setting up one WordPress site in Ubuntu 14.04 [](http://) , the documents are placed in /var/www/html/. so my question is this, should my folder on Ubuntu 14.04 for multiple WordPress site look like this /var/www/html/firstsite/ , /var/www/html/secondsite/ or should it just look like this: /var/www/firstsite/ , /var/www/secondsite/ etc… as per Justin’s tutorial for Ubuntu 12.04?

Any help much appreciated, Michael

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  • Looks like his tutorial has the directory structure as /var/www/FirstSite/ and /var/www/SecondSite/. An excerpt:

    sudo rsync -avP ~/wordpress/ /var/www/FirstSite/
    sudo rsync -avP ~/wordpress/ /var/www/SecondSite/

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For directories on where to put content, it is all based on personal preference. You can use /srv/, /var/www/, etc. Just make sure you use appropriate permissions and such when doing so. Personally, I use /srv/http/shortname/public/ for content and /srv/http/shortname/log/ for the logs.