install-wordpress-cloud-hosting

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 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.

Requirement

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

HostTypeValue
@A1.2.3.4
wwwA1.2.3.4

Initial Setup

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.

putty-connect-to-the-server

Switch to root user

sudo -i

Next, update the server with following command

apt update && apt upgrade -y

Setting up hostname (optional)

hostnamectl set-hostname node.example.com

Installing WordPress on Cloud

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

wget -qO ee https://rt.cx/ee4 && 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 SSL error.

ping example.com

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

Now, it’s time to install WordPress.

ee site create example.com --type=wp --cache --ssl=le

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 example.com --type=wp

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

ee site create example.com --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 different purpose.

Now, login 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.

Conclusion

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

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