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When you run some kind of virtualization software like Proxmox or OpenVZ you might want to manage multiple servers behind 1 IP address, with Ploi, this is possible.

First, make sure you have installed 2 or more servers in your virtualization software. Next, make sure they run on different SSH ports, it is good to know that Ploi does not allow you to install your server on these ports as they are the most known reserved ports:

21 // FTP
23 // Telnet
25 // SMTP
53 // DNS
67 // DHCHP
80 // Webserver (NGINX)
143 // IMAP
443 // SSL
465 // SMTP
587 // SMTP

Now let's start by creating your server. Head over to the server installation screen and press "Custom server". Fill in the details as you would normally, and take a close look at the SSH port that might be different in your case. 

Ploi will try to connect to your server once you press start installation, and if it fails it will tell you that. While the first server is being installed, repeat the same steps for the second server.

Example first server:

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Second server:
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22 July 2022 (last updated 1 year ago)


Written by Dennis Smink

Dennis brings over 6 years of hands-on experience in server management, specializing in optimizing web services for scalability and security.

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