Super Easy Way to Install WordPress on Cloud Hosting in 5 min


Installing WordPress on cloud hosting is no simple task. Before you install WordPress you need to install several software packages like apache or Nginx, database, PHP, etc. Unless you are experienced it’s very easy to get lost on the command-line interface. And that’s not all, if any issue pops up ever, you might have to spend countless hours to fix that.

Luckily, we have a great solution to this problem. Easyengine team has made the installation of WordPress super easy. All you need is to just execute few lines of command and all the necessary package needed will get installed.

Requirements for WordPress Installation

  • A domain name from Namecheap or Namesilo
  • A cloud hosting from any of the service provider. You must install Ubuntu 18.04 on the server.

I will be using Contabo, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud, and DigitalOcean for the installation.

Adding DNS Records

After the above step go to your domain registrar and create these two DNS records.


Initial Setup of Cloud

First of all, you need to install Ubuntu 18.04 on your Linux server. Then connect to your server. If you are on Windows you will need a special SSH client called Putty, but Mac and Linux users can connect to the server from the terminal.


Switch to root user

sudo -i

Next, update the server with the following command

apt update && apt upgrade -y

Setting up hostname (optional)

hostnamectl set-hostname

Installing WordPress on Cloud

After you have completed the above steps execute the following command to install necessary packages and dependencies on your server.

wget -qO ee && sudo bash ee

Before you execute the next line of command which will install WordPress, check if DNS records propagated or not, otherwise, you will get an SSL error.


The output of the above command must show the IP address of your server.

Now, it’s time to install WordPress.

ee site create --type=wp --cache --ssl=le

The above command will install WordPress on your cloud with cache and let’s encrypt SSL, all in one command. But just in case if you don’t want to install Let’s Encrypt SSL or Cache then just get rid of that part in the command.

ee site create --type=wp

You can also create multisite WordPress in a subdirectory using the following command.

ee site create --type=wp --mu=wpsubdir --cache

Once WordPress installation finishes you will receive all the credentials to login and manage WordPress. Also, if you like to explore more feel free to check easyengine. There you will find different commands for a different purposes.

Now, log in to WordPress and start working on your dream.

If you want to migrate your WordPress from shared hosting to Cloud hosting, then you can make use of plugins like UpdraftPlus.

Fix for EasyEngine 523 error after restarting Cloud

When you restart your cloud or VPS, the WordPress website won’t come live itself. You can say it’s an inherent shortcoming of docker rather than easyengine.

Therefore, you need to start services to enable WordPress.

Run the following command as per your requirements.

cd /opt/easyengine/services/ && sudo docker-compose down && sudo docker-compose up -d

The above command will restart docker and enable all your websites.

If you want to enable only certain websites then execute the following commands

cd /opt/easyengine/sites/ && sudo docker-compose down && sudo docker-compose up -d

There are other commands as well that can help you to restart a website like below

ee site disable
ee site enable


Installing and Managing WordPress on cloud hosting is super easy with Easyengine.

10 replies
  1. Muhammad Umar Tahir
    Muhammad Umar Tahir says:

    How to add Freenom domains .tk or etc with oracle cloud please tell me because @ A record not available in freenom. Thank You!

  2. arda
    arda says:

    No cpanel. How do I get access to my files? Like wp-config.php. or the add-ins folder. And how do I get to phpmyadmin? to install sql from the previous site

    • Dhiraj Rahul
      Dhiraj Rahul says:

      Login to the server with putty and in order to go to WP directory, use “cd” command.
      If you could be more specific with your goal, I might be able to guide better.

  3. Senuth Dilnada
    Senuth Dilnada says:

    Hi there I’m from sri lanka

    I want to add mu .lk domain to this but when I enetered the code ”
    ee site create –type=wp –cache –ssl=le ” by adding my domain name instead of as I am getting an message on the putty screen as ” /usr/bin/env: ‘php’: No such file or directory ”

    what can I do ?


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