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Setting up VMs on Droplet to work properly with ServerPilot?

October 15, 2015 1.2k views
Apache Nginx WordPress

Hello All,

I'm currently using (and loving) a Digital Ocean Droplet(VPS) with ServerPilot to host my WordPress sites. However, I have run into an issue. I cannot have multiple websites on my Droplet because of the one IP address.

So I was advised to create VMs within my Droplet so that I can host multiple sites. The challenge I am having is how I should set those VMs up. There are two guides for Digital Ocean, one to setup a VM for Apache and one for Nginx.

From my understanding, ServerPilot utilizes both Apahce and Nginx. This is where my question comes in.. should I be setting up the VMs with Apache or Nginx? I do want to utilize Nginx because it seems soooo fast, but I also don't want to jack up my server.

Please help!

Thanks, Seth

1 comment
  • Thank you for the comments. I don't know what I was thinking as I have been able to setup multiple sites with ServerPilot, duh! All is well.

    Thanks again

2 Answers

Hi!

Take a look at this tutorial:

It looks like ServerPilot makes it much easier to host multiple WordPress websites on a single Droplet. I've never used ServerPilot before but it should handle creating the virtual hosts for both Apache and Nginx for you.

You can use virtual hosts like kamaln7 says to run multiple websites.

However, I have run into an issue. I cannot have multiple websites on my Droplet because of the one IP address.

And you say you only have one IP for your server, so I suggest you would like to have more. However this not possible with DigitalOcean. You get one IP for each droplet.

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