Installing Multiple Instances of Koha

I have successfully installed multiple instances of Koha. My Koha installation is based on Ubuntu packages. Installation of multiple instances is very helpful for maintaining different Koha instances on single installation. Follow the instructions,

Add two different port numbers for new Koha instance

sudo leafpad /etc/apache2/ports.conf

Add two new ports,

Listen 8080
Listen 8081

Create new instance

sudo koha-create --create-db instancename

We have created an instance (e.g. smbs) for our School of Management and Business Studies.

Open and edit apache site file add port numbers

leafpad /etc/apache2/sites-available/smbs

Save and close the file.

Restart Apache server

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Open Koha staff client and proceed installation post installation process.

Zebra rebuild

koha-rebuild-zebra -v -f instancename

Find Koha new instance configuration files in



  1. is there a possibility of installing koha in your website (bought through bluehost) and uploading the data into it?

    1. You can find a hosting service with the option of executing commands. Consider the pricing also.