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:

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.

by Justin Ellingwood
WordPress is a popular content management system (CMS) that can be used to quickly launch blogs and websites. In this guide, we will discuss how to launch two separate blogs, each associated with their own domains, from one VPS.

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.

  • I’ve always done serverpilot.io but they recently started charging… I have almost 10 WP sites on a 1 GB server, haha. So wrong. Gotta do the swap ram tutorial and it’s a whole “thing”. But I saved a lot of money on my car insurance. Oh wait, nevermind, they just charged me $250 this month. Haters…

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