Boost Your Online Presence: Easy WordPress Installation on Google Cloud

Are you looking to enhance your online presence by creating a website or blog with WordPress? If so, you may already know that finding the right hosting service can be a challenge. That’s where Google Cloud comes in – it provides a powerful platform to host your website and ensure reliable performance. Here, we’ll show you how to install WordPress on Google Cloud in just a few simple steps.

First, you’ll need to create a Google Cloud account and set up a virtual machine instance to run your WordPress site. Follow Google’s documentation to get started with creating a new instance. You will need to choose an appropriate machine type based on the traffic you expect to receive and the budget you have. Make sure that you have selected the correct operating system that supports WordPress.

Next, log in to your instance and set up a firewall with the following command:

“`sudo ufw allow 80/tcp“`

This firewall rule will allow traffic to reach your instance on HTTP port 80.

Now, it’s time to install WordPress using the following commands:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install nginx mariadb-server php-fpm php-mysql unzip
cd /tmp
tar -xvzf latest.tar.gz
sudo mkdir -p /var/www/html/
sudo mv wordpress/* /var/www/html/
sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/
sudo chmod -R 755 /var/www/html/

These commands will install and set up all the components required to run WordPress on your instance. The last two commands ensure that the correct ownership and permissions are set for the files in the `/var/www/html/` directory.

After the installation, you’ll need to configure the database for WordPress. Start by entering the following command:

“`sudo mysql_secure_installation“`

You’ll be prompted to enter the MySQL root password, which you should have set when you installed the `mariadb-server` package. Follow the instructions to secure the MySQL installation and create a new database for WordPress.

Now, it’s time to configure Nginx to serve your WordPress site. You’ll need to create an Nginx configuration file for your website. Here’s a sample configuration file:

“`server {
listen 80;
root /var/www/html;
index index.php;
location / {
try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$args;
location ~ \.php$ {
fastcgi_pass unix:/run/php/php7.4-fpm.sock;
fastcgi_index index.php;
fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
include fastcgi_params;

Replace `` with your domain name or IP address. Save this configuration file as `/etc/nginx/sites-available/`.

Next, enable this configuration file by creating a symbolic link in the `sites-enabled` directory:

“`sudo ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/ /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/“`

Test your configuration file by running the following command:

“`sudo nginx -t“`

If the test passes, you can restart Nginx with the following command:

“`sudo systemctl restart nginx“`

Now, you should be able to access your WordPress site by visiting ``. Congratulations! You now have WordPress installed and running on Google Cloud.

To take your website to the next level, consider using a theme to give it a professional look and feel, writing high-quality content, and optimizing your website for search engines. With the power of Google Cloud, you can take your online presence to new heights.