Install WordPress on Cloudways in 10 Minutes – No Domain Name Needed

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.

Step 1: Sign Up for Cloudways

  1. Visit the Cloudways website at
  2. Click on “Start Free” to create a new account.
  3. Fill in the required details and select “Blogger” as your profile.
  4. 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.
  5. Tick the checkbox indicating your agreement to the terms, and click on “Start Free.”

Step 2: Account Activation

  1. Check your email inbox for a verification email from Cloudways.
  2. Click on the verification link in the email to activate your account.
  3. If you can’t find the email, use the provided link to have it resent.
  4. 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

  1. Sign in to your Cloudways account.
  2. Click on the “Account” icon on the top right corner and select “Credit Card.”
  3. Authorize your credit card by providing the necessary details and click on “Authorize.”
  4. From the Cloudways dashboard, click on “Servers” and then “Launch.”
  5. In the server creation form, select “WordPress” from the dropdown menu.
  6. Choose the “Clean No Cloudways Optimization” option.
  7. Enter a name for the managed app and assign a name to the server.
  8. Add a project name and select the desired cloud provider (e.g., DigitalOcean).
  9. Choose the server size and location.
  10. Click on “Launch Now” to start the server creation process.

Step 4: WordPress Installation

  1. Wait for the server and WordPress installation to be completed (approximately 7 minutes).
  2. To access your WordPress website, click on the provided URL under “Application URL.”
  3. To access the WordPress admin panel, click on the WordPress icon and enter your username and password (provided in your Cloudways account).
  4. 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!

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