The first thing which you need after getting a domain is a web hosting. It will make your website accessible to the world via the World Wide Web. Choosing the best web hosting is a challenging task. It requires a lot of research to be best suited for your requirements. There are many of the popular options available like HostGator, GoDaddy, SiteGround etc. I personally used GoDaddy’s shared hosting for my WordPress website, but the performance of my site was average due to limited resources. Performance plays a key role in SEO, leading to an increase in the number of visitors. Furthermore, a dedicated server is too costly for an individual, so I was exploring for a better alternative and found this. Google is one of the greatest company in the fields of technology and has a vast cloud infrastructure. As a result, I didn't search for anything else.
HIGHLIGHTS OF GOOGLE CLOUD PLATFORM (GCP)
- It offers a free trial for 12 months with a credit of 300$, following which the billing will start according to the number of resources in use.
- We can create custom virtual machines for our specific needs.
There are two options to install WordPress on Google Cloud:
- Click to deploy - Simplest Way for beginners.
- Bitnami - Requires significant time to set up and back-end configuration, more technical knowledge. Hence a great learning experience.
I recommend the second one as at the end learning new things will add up to your skills.
“As it goes if you want to achieve more out of something you have to dig deep in it”.
I was impressed with the results and the overall performance of my WordPress website after hosting it on google cloud. I found a nice blog post which provides many tutorials regarding the installation and configuration of WordPress on google cloud.
Currently, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are the buzzing technologies that are aiming for a great future. With GCP you get to use Machine Learning services, Cloud IOT, and many other tools for integration to create a great model. If you experience any problems while hosting your website on Google cloud, feel free to contact me at [email protected]