Are you running a WordPress installation on Google Cloud Platform? If so, it is important that you have a system to remotely manage your WordPress files on Google Cloud.
For those of you who are experienced WordPress users, you’ve probably broken your site before. You’re well aware that a simple plugin malfunction or php code error can lock you out of your WordPress site.
When a plugin or code error breaks your WordPress site, you’ll need to be able to manage WordPress files on Google Cloud using a back-end method.
In this type of situation, when you’re unable to access your WordPress dashboard, don’t lose hope. You can still access your WordPress files remotely using an SFTP client.
In the video above I show you step-by-step how to configure an SFTP client for your WordPress Google Cloud installation.
If you are new to Google Cloud and are unfamiliar with the command-line-interface, check out the Google Cloud FTP tutorial for beginners.
There are 7 steps in this tutorial:
1. Install the Google Cloud SDK
2. Link SDK to your Google Account
3. Configure Compute Engine
4. Run gcloud Command
5. Configure SSH Keys in FileZilla
6. Link SSH Key to Google Cloud
7. Connect to FileZilla
Did it work?
If you run into permission errors, click here to fix the problem.
If you are looking for the quick-start version of this tutorial, you can check it out here.
Please leave any questions and comments below!