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Several Wordpress installation on single droplet

I’m trying to install several instance of WP (each on a separate domain) on a single droplet.

I followed this guide:

and this guide:

the problem is that after i install worpdress i keep getting “Success !! The xx.xyz virtual host is working!” message. The WP installations are completelly ignored. I have read back and forth the above documents several times, but i cannot figure out what i’m doing wrong. Any help would be apprecitated.


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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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The guide you mentioned is no more working. Can anyone put any working tutorial for the same? I’m trying to host https://theblackfriday.website along with one of my new blog. Any help will be highly appreciated.