I have read through articles for days. I have tried many instructions from many forums from many persons. I still cannot find a clear and concise step by step of anyone whom can explain how to install multiple drupal websites on one server. There are many persons saying they have successfully achieved the objective, but none that take the time to explain how. I want a current date (July, 2016) description of how to set this up. I have launched a bitnami drupal 8 virtual machine on ubuntu in Microsoft Azure. I have attempted to change the vhosts, include the directory in the apache configuration file, restarted the web servers, altered all the configuration files and altered privileges to files and no matter what I do, I end up with a permission error when attempting to load a fresh drupal 7 install. I am extremely frustrated, because I feel like I have exhausted one too many resources online that are not giving me a successful multiple drupal website install on LAMP. PLEASE HELP!
This is the layout of my setup. Bitnami Drupal on Azure. Created another directory named "firecreek" in the /opt/bitnami/apps folder. Used Drush to download Drupal 7.x into the /opt/bitnami/apps/firecreek folder. Used MySQL to create a user named "zrtech" with a password. Granted all privileges to all databases to "zrtech". Attempted to run Drush SI comments which result in error because it cannot find sql files or something of the sort. Scrapped using Drush and attempted to produce a web install by making the server host the file online. When I visit the server address assigned by Azure, I get a successful load of the "user" default Drupal 8 site. Now I copied the "conf" folder from /opt/bitnami/apps/drupal over to /opt/bitnami/apps/firecreek and used nano to change all of the file paths to /opt/bitnami/apps/firecreek along with an Alias of /firecreek/ and /firecreek. I used ctlscript.sh to restart the apache and all other servers with no success of loading the Drupal 7 (/firecreek) site. The Drupal 8 site loads successfully with the server address but when I add the Alias of /firecreek, I continually get a permission error. So, I altered all of the permissions and users for the Drupal 7 "firecreek" folder and subfolders respectively. I attempted, root root, then bitnami daemon and attempted 751 then 755 then 777. No matter what I do, the freaking thing does not want to load successfully. So, someone please tell me what the heck I'm doing wrong or am missing here. I would prefer if someone could give the users a clear step by step instruction on how to successfully install multiple drupal sites in this environment. PLEASE. >_<