How to Host a FREE Website on Google Cloud Platform

How to Host a FREE Website on Google Cloud Platform

Learn how to set up a WordPress website on the free tier of Google Cloud Platform in this tutorial that will walk you through the steps of hosting your free website.

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17 thoughts on “How to Host a FREE Website on Google Cloud Platform

  1. Hi Tony, I have enjoyed learning by using your video. I went through every step, and everything goes just right. As on your screen, until the very last moment when i restart nginx i get this…i went from start to end 3 times and the same error/fail at the last step.
    Job for nginx.service failed because the control process exited with error code.

    the error being
    Active: failed (Result: exit-code)
    systemd[1]: nginx.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
    systemd[1]: Failed to start A high performance web server and a reverse proxy server.

    Could you maybe do a common errors and how to fix them video? Cheers 🙂

  2. Hi Tony, thank you for making this video. Just one thing I need help with, can you explain how to 'save that file', as mentioned at 12.14. Not sure how to save and get back to the command line to continue the process.

  3. hey tony
    i'm using google cloud platform, I looked at Tutorials and started the website, but now PHP update massage is coming. How to update this.
    I don't know cpanel, and mysql

    I saw tutorials and started a website, now there is traffic as well as revenue

    How to update php now

  4. Hi, Tony, I followed your tutorial and was able to set it up. However, I am not able to change the Max File Upload size on my wordpress site. I Followed your other tutorial but still it did not change any suggestion?

  5. So I dont have a domain name yet.
    How can I view my site with the static the ip given.
    I get nothing.

    Also, video claims code samples available…

  6. Hi Tony, thanks for the video!

    I’ve a question for you.. I’ve followed ur instructions step by step. But when I open my website, i just read a message like this “welcome to nginx! …..”

    Could you please help me to fix this problem?

    Thanks in advance

  7. Hey Tony, I have few questions.

    1. Don't we need an external ip address for our website through google? Isn't it recommended or just an A record like you did on your domain registrar should be fine?
    2. Do you have a video how to setup free email like [email protected] which can send and receive free email?
    3. Please make a video on setting up caching with nginx.
    4. Also how to setup monitoring for the VM Disk Usage, Cpu Usage, and backup options using snapshot.
    5. Please share also your opinion on using swap option and reserving some disk space to be used as ram just in case.

    Please note I am not a linux pro, I am just a newbie learning through tutorials and above are the few approaches I saw on various other videos which look useful but not could not get the hang of it.

    Thank you. I have seen so many videos on GCP Free Tier but Finally Glad to have found your video. 🙂

  8. This SSH command system is new to me. But learning is fun. We installed WordPress from SSH. But how do we back up our website? How to download it. And also tell us how to run the website by uploading any existing website data.

  9. So in general if my website start getting traffic between 250 visits per day or around 8K per month, then do you think It will still be under free tier ?
    (A Blogging Website on Astra theme of 50 blog posts, total website data size under 150Mb)

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