If you are trying to set up WordPress on the Google Cloud VPS server then you have come to the right place. In this blog, we will tell you everything step by step to successfully set up WordPress on Google Cloud. These steps will help you set up your WordPress on the Google Cloud Platform.

Setting Up Google Cloud Account

You must register for a Google Cloud account in order to begin. Follow the steps given below:

Click the “Get Started for Free” option when you open the Google Cloud website (https://cloud.google.com).

Login using an existing Google account or create a new one.

Set up your account by following the directions on-screen & entering the required information.

Add your payment details to your account to verify it.

Don’t worry because Google Cloud offers a free trial.

Creating a New Project

You must start a new project after configuring your Google Cloud account. Your WordPress installation will be contained in this project. To create a new project, follow the steps given below:

The project menu can be found at the top of the Google Cloud Console page.

Select the “New Project” option.

Click the “Create” button after giving your project name.

Once the project is formed & ready, you can deploy the WordPress instance.

Deploying a WordPress Instance

To deploy a WordPress instance on Google Cloud, follow the steps given below:

Access the Google Cloud Console & select your project from the project dropdown menu.

On the left menu, click “Marketplace” to access Google Cloud Marketplace.

Use the search bar to find “WordPress” and select the “WordPress certified by Bitnami” option.

Click the “Launch” button to begin the deployment process.

Follow on-screen instructions to configure deployment settings like instance size, disk type, and zone. You can choose options that best suit your needs.

Once you have configured the settings, click the “Deploy” button to start the deployment process.

Wait for the deployment to be completed and you will have a fully functional WordPress installation on your Google Cloud VPS server.

Configuring WordPress Installation

Once the WordPress deployment is complete, you will need to configure the installation. Follow the steps given below:

On Google Cloud Console, navigate to the “VM Instances” page.

Locate the WordPress instance where you have just deployed & click on the SSH button to open the terminal window.

In the terminal window, run the following command to obtain the WordPress admin username as well as a password:

“cat /bitnami_credentials”

Note down the username along with the password for future reference.

Open a web browser and enter the external IP address of your WordPress instance. You should see the WordPress login page.

Log in using the admin username and password obtained in the previous step.

Follow the WordPress setup wizard to configure your website title, admin email as well as other settings.

Assigning a Static IP Address

By default, your WordPress instance is assigned a dynamic IP address. To set up a static IP address for your website, follow the steps given below:

On Google Cloud Console, navigate to the “VPC network” page.

Click on “External IP addresses” in the left menu.

Locate the IP address assigned to your WordPress instance & click on the pencil icon to edit the IP address.

Change “Type” to “Static” and click the “Reserve” button.

Your WordPress website now has a static IP address which ensures that the IP address remains the same even if the instance is stopped or restarted.

Configuring Domain Name and DNS

To use a custom domain name for your WordPress website hosted on Google Cloud, follow the steps given below:

Purchase a domain name from a domain registrar of your choice.

On the domain registrar’s website, navigate to the DNS management section.

Add an “A” record pointing to the static IP address of your WordPress instance.

If you want to use “www” with your domain, create a “CNAME” record pointing to your domain name.

Save DNS changes & wait for DNS propagation to take effect, which may take up to 48 hours.


Can I use an existing domain with my WordPress site on Google Cloud?

It is true that your WordPress website can use an existing domain. Change your domain DNS records to link to your Google Cloud WordPress instance static IP address.

Is there a cost associated with hosting WordPress on Google Cloud?

It is true that there are expenses involved with hosting WordPress on Google Cloud. You are charged for resources you use like network traffic, storage as well as virtual machine instances. But Google Cloud provides affordable pricing as well as choices for lowering expenses.

Is technical expertise required to set up WordPress on Google Cloud?

However, installing WordPress on Google Cloud requires some technical know-how, the procedure is well-documented & Google Cloud offers extensive documentation and tools to assist you. But after reading the information above, you can easily set up WordPress on Google Cloud.

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