Tuesday, 11 March 2014

[vTiger 6] Multiple instances on one installation

I have an installation with one apache&mySql server and multiple vTiger instances with separate databases.

You will have to separate vTigers like this:


1. Install the whole bundle (Apache, MySQL and vTiger) normally.

2. In apache/conf dir edit httpd.conf. Remove vtigercrm dir on these 3 lines:
  • DocumentRoot "C:/Program Files (x86)/vtigercrm600/apache/htdocs"
  • Directory "C:/Program Files (x86)/vtigercrm600/apache/htdocs"
  • ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "C:/Program Files (x86)/vtigercrm600/apache/htdocs"

3. Go to the apache/htdocs folder and copy the vtigerCRM folder to, for example, vtiger_1 (vtiger_2, vtiger_3...your_project)

4. Go to vtiger_1/ folder and edit config.inc.php. Remove all the content. The file must be empty.

5. Go to Windows Start -- Run -- Services and Restart vtigercrmApache600 service

6. Open http://localhost/vtiger_1/index.php?module=Install&view=Index and complete the installation of the new project. Put the correct information for each steps.

7. You have finished. Now, you can access to your new project on http://localhost/new_project/index.php

UPDATE: Be careful with the cookies of your Internet Browser, sometimes when you access to Install page appears blank. I have solved this with Private Mode. On Google Chrome press CTRL + SHIFT + N

I hope this works for you.


  1. Thank you for these steps. I tried them, and ran in to an issue. On step 2, when you say to remove vriger directory, do you mean to comment-out the entire line? Or just remove the vtiger characters (so that DocumentRoot "C:/Program Files (x86)/vtigercrm600/apache/htdocs" becomes DocumentRoot "C:/Program Files (x86)/apache/htdocs"? I tried both, and neither worked :(

    1. Sorry for the delay,

      When you install vtiger the default directory is C:/Program Files (x86)/vtigercrm600/apache/htdocs/VTIGERXXXX,

      Step 2 means that replace C:/Program Files (x86)/vtigercrm600/apache/htdocs/VTIGERXXXX to C:/Program Files (x86)/vtigercrm600/apache/htdocs

      In other words, put the directories same as step 2:
      • DocumentRoot "C:/Program Files (x86)/vtigercrm600/apache/htdocs"
      • Directory "C:/Program Files (x86)/vtigercrm600/apache/htdocs"
      • ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "C:/Program Files (x86)/vtigercrm600/apache/htdocs"


  2. How would this work on a non-windows installation? I use a linux/cent-os7/plesk system.