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Setting Up a Multi-user Blogging Platform with WordPress Multisite on ServerStadium


Deploying WordPress Multisite on ServerStadium’s VMs or dedicated servers provides a scalable and efficient platform for hosting multiple blogs or websites. This setup is ideal for organizations requiring a centralized system to manage various sites, allowing for easy administration, shared resources, and consistent performance, all backed by ServerStadium’s reliable hosting services.


  • A ServerStadium VM or dedicated server.
  • A domain name for your main site and additional subdomains or domain mappings for network sites.
  • Basic knowledge of WordPress installation and Linux server administration.

Step 1: Prepare Your ServerStadium Server

  1. Select a Server: Choose a ServerStadium server that meets the requirements for hosting a WordPress Multisite, considering factors like traffic volume, storage, and security.
  2. Server Setup:

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt upgrade

Step 2: Install LAMP Stack

  1. Install Apache, MySQL, and PHP:WordPress requires a web server, a database, and PHP:

    sudo apt install apache2 mysql-server php php-mysql libapache2-mod-php php-xml php-gd

Step 3: Install WordPress

  1. Download and Install WordPress:Download the latest WordPress release:

    tar -xzvf latest.tar.gz
    sudo mv wordpress /var/www/html/yourdomain

    Replace yourdomain with your actual domain name.

  2. Configure Apache for WordPress:Set up an Apache virtual host for your WordPress site.

    sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/yourdomain.conf

Step 4: Configure WordPress for Multisite

  1. Create a WordPress Configuration File:Navigate to your WordPress directory and configure WordPress:

    cp wp-config-sample.php wp-config.php
    nano wp-config.php

    Enter your database details.

  2. Enable Multisite Feature:Add the following line to your wp-config.php file:

    define('WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true);

Step 5: Set Up WordPress Multisite Network

  1. Install WordPress:Follow the WordPress installation process through your domain.
  2. Configure Multisite Network:After installation, access the WordPress dashboard, navigate to Tools → Network Setup, and configure your multisite network.

Step 6: Configure DNS for Subdomains or Domain Mapping

  1. DNS Configuration:Configure DNS settings for subdomains or additional domains if you’re using domain mapping.


Your WordPress Multisite platform is now ready on ServerStadium, providing a powerful tool for managing multiple blogs or websites efficiently. For further assistance, explore our knowledge base or visit the ServerStadium website.

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