Setup and Install WordPress on Google Cloud (Bitnami)

July 6, 2017Leron AminComments Open

Interested in hosting WordPress on Google Cloud?

In this tutorial you will learn how to install WordPress on Google Cloud using the Bitnami version of WordPress on Google Cloud.

Running WordPress on Google’s massive cloud network allows you to take your WordPress website to the next level.

Although hosting WordPress on Google Cloud offers amazing performance, it can be challenging. If you’re a new to the development world, you may be interested in managed hosting; there are even managed cloud hosting providers (view tutorial).

Let’s get started!

To get started, create a free Google Cloud account and follow along with the video above. If you get stuck, check below to see the steps listed individually with their commands.

There are 3 steps in this tutorial:

  • 1. Launch WordPress on Compute Engine

  • 2. Configure WordPress Installation

  • 3. Login to WordPress

1. Deploy WordPress

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Go to your Google Cloud Platform dashboard and click the hamburger menu in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.
setup and install wordpress on google cloud platform
Click on the Cloud Launcher link in the left-hand menu of the screen. Update 08/22/18 – “Cloud Launcher” is now “Marketplace”.
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Choose the Bitnami version of WordPress.
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Click the “Launch on Compute Engine” link to open the WordPress deployment settings page.

2. Configure WordPress Installation

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Fill out the fields in order to choose your WordPress installation settings. The settings shown above are optimal for a small WordPress website or blog, however, the zone you select should represent where most of your website traffic will be concentrated.

3. Login to WordPress

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Copy your user name and password from the installation page, and click on the link to access your WordPress admin panel.
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Paste your username and password then click the Log In button to access your WordPress dashboard.

That’s it!

Your new WordPress website is configured and ready to go!

If you have any questions about this tutorial, or general questions about WordPress on Google Cloud Platform, please post them as comments below.

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