In this tutorial, I walk you through the process of installing WordPress on Cloudways, a reliable and affordable cloud hosting platform.
With Cloudways, you can have your WordPress website up and running in no time, without the need for a domain name.
Follow these steps to get started.
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Step 1: Sign Up for Cloudways
- Visit the Cloudways website at get.cloud.host.
- Click on “Start Free” to create a new account.
- Fill in the required details and select “Blogger” as your profile.
- Choose the appropriate option for your monthly hosting spending and enter the promo code “CSB20” to avail a 20% discount on your first two months.
- Tick the checkbox indicating your agreement to the terms, and click on “Start Free.”
Step 2: Account Activation
- Check your email inbox for a verification email from Cloudways.
- Click on the verification link in the email to activate your account.
- If you can’t find the email, use the provided link to have it resent.
- After clicking the link, you’ll be directed to a page to authorize your credit card. Cloudways will charge $1 for verification purposes but refund it immediately.
Step 3: Create Your Server
- Sign in to your Cloudways account.
- Click on the “Account” icon on the top right corner and select “Credit Card.”
- Authorize your credit card by providing the necessary details and click on “Authorize.”
- From the Cloudways dashboard, click on “Servers” and then “Launch.”
- In the server creation form, select “WordPress” from the dropdown menu.
- Choose the “Clean No Cloudways Optimization” option.
- Enter a name for the managed app and assign a name to the server.
- Add a project name and select the desired cloud provider (e.g., DigitalOcean).
- Choose the server size and location.
- Click on “Launch Now” to start the server creation process.
Step 4: WordPress Installation
- Wait for the server and WordPress installation to be completed (approximately 7 minutes).
- To access your WordPress website, click on the provided URL under “Application URL.”
- To access the WordPress admin panel, click on the WordPress icon and enter your username and password (provided in your Cloudways account).
- Customize your website by adding blog posts, pages, themes, plugins, and adjusting settings as needed.
With Cloudways, installing WordPress has never been easier or more affordable. In just a few simple steps, you can have your WordPress website up and running on a reliable and fast cloud hosting platform.
Enjoy the flexibility and convenience of using Cloudways, even without a domain name. Start building and customizing your website today!