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Google offers a wide range of tools and services to enhance and assist individuals worldwide. In this tutorial, I will demonstrate how to install WordPress on the Google Cloud Platform using the certified Bitnami version.
Before we proceed, let me share an interesting fact about the Google Cloud Platform that might persuade you to switch to GCP, even if you are currently hosting your website on a different platform.
The Google Cloud Platform is a collection of public cloud computing services provided by Google. Similar to other cloud platforms, you can host and manage your websites by selecting content management systems such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and more.
Here are a few reasons why you should consider joining the Google Cloud Platform (GCP):
1. Free Trial: Google offers a complimentary 12-month trial to explore its cloud services. This opportunity is available to everyone during the initial Google Cloud sign-up process. To claim a free $300 USD credit balance, which can be utilized throughout the trial period (valid for 365 days), a valid credit or debit card is required. At the end of the trial, Google will not auto-charge you but instead give you the option to choose a plan. If you are new to blogging, this can be an excellent place for practice. Existing website owners can also take advantage of this trial opportunity by joining GCP.
2. Reasonable Plans and Pricing: You can host your website on the high-performance Google servers for less than $5 per month. You have the flexibility to customize plans according to your specific needs.
3. Fast Servers: Google Cloud offers blazing-fast speed compared to other cloud platforms, ensuring optimal performance for your websites.
4. Secure: When it comes to security, Google Cloud provides a safe environment for your data. You can trust Google’s servers, which are more secure than most other hosting providers.
5. Guaranteed Uptime: Cloud hosting ensures your site is replicated across multiple servers. If one server goes down, another takes its place, resulting in nearly 100% uptime.
While hosting WordPress on the Google Cloud is an excellent choice, it can be challenging for newcomers to the development world. However, don’t worry—I will explain everything and guide you through the process of installing and setting up your WordPress website on Google Cloud.
Now, let’s get started!
Steps to Install WordPress on the Google Cloud Platform:
1. Sign Up or Sign In to your Google Cloud Dashboard:
Visit cloud.google.com to create an account if you don’t have one, or log in to your existing account. During signup, provide your name, address, phone number, credit/debit card details, and other required information. Once you complete the signup process or log in to your Google Cloud account, you will see your Google Cloud Dashboard.
2. Create a New Project:
Click on the “Select a Project” link next to the search box to create your first project on GCP. In the new dialog box, click on the “New Project” option, enter your project name, and click on the “CREATE” button to finish the project creation process.
3. Select your Project and Go to the Marketplace:
After creating the project, you will be redirected to the Google Cloud Console Dashboard. Select your project from the list, then click on the Marketplace link in the navigation menu.
4. Run and Install the WordPress Script:
On the Marketplace page, you will find a search bar. Type “WordPress Bitnami” in the search bar and hit enter. From the search results, choose “WordPress Certified by Bitnami” and click on “Launch on Compute Engine.”
5. Deploy WordPress & Configure the Instance:
After clicking “Launch on Compute Engine,” you can modify the deployment name, server location or zone, machine type, RAM, disk type (SSD or Standard), disk size, and other options as needed. Make sure to select the checkboxes for “Allow HTTP Traffic” and “Allow HTTPS Traffic.” Finally, click the “Deploy” button to start the configuration process. It will take a few minutes to complete the installation. Once finished, you will see your site IP address and other details.
Your WordPress installation is now successfully completed. To visit your site, click on the external IP address, and you will see your live WordPress websit
Remember to note down your WordPress credentials for logging into your admin panel and future use. After logging in, make sure to change your temporary WordPress admin passwor
In this tutorial, you have learned how to install WordPress on the Google Cloud Platform using the certified Bitnami WordPress.
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