Setup and Install WordPress on Google Cloud (Click-to-Deploy)

June 28, 2017Leron AminComments Open

In this tutorial you will learn how to install WordPress on Google Cloud using the Click-to-deploy 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).

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.

1. Deploy WordPress

setup and install wordpress on google cloud platform click-to-deploy
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-to-deploy
Click on the Cloud Launcher link in the left-hand menu of the screen. Update 08/22/18 – ‘Cloud Launcher’ is now ‘Marketplace’.
setup and install wordpress on google cloud platform click-to-deploy
Select the WordPress Click-to-Deploy option.
setup and install wordpress on google cloud platform click-to-deploy
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, making sure to check the boxes to Allow HTTP traffic and Allow HTTPS traffic.

3. Setup phpMyAdmin

setup and install wordpress on google cloud platform click-to-deploy
Once your WordPress instance has been successfully deployed, copy the command in the black box, then click on the SSH button above.
setup and install wordpress on google cloud platform click-to-deploy
Paste the command in the SSH terminal, press Enter, and follow the onscreen instructions to change your mySQL root password.
setup and install wordpress on google cloud platform click-to-deploy
Take note of your username and click on the phpMyAdmin link to access your website’s phpMyAdmin page. Use the existing username and your newly changed password as credentials to log in.

4. Login to WordPress

setup and install wordpress on google cloud platform click-to-deploy
Test out your WordPress website by taking note of your WordPress username and password, then clicking on the Visit WordPress site button. To login to WordPress, add /wp-admin at the end of your website’s IP address in the address bar.

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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