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Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by LordTony, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. LordTony

    LordTony Junior Member

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    I am sure many of you know of this method, but I am going to share it anyway because I haven't been able to find a tutorial on BHW. I just want to give something back to this amazing community. English is not my native language, but I will try to avoid any grammatical errors.

    This tutorial was created and is owned by Leron "Joe" Amin from Onepagezen. Thank you Joe in case you are reading this. Check his website out, tons of usefull stuff like this there.

    The whole thing is based on utilizing free $300 credit given to you by Google Cloud Engine. You will be required to enter your credit card info, but won't be charged unless you allow billing when your credit runs out. So here goes.​


    METHOD

    Register for free tier on Google Cloud Engine ---> CLICK HERE
    Go to your
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    Go to your Google Cloud Platform dashboard and click the hamburger menu in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. [​IMG]

    Click on the Cloud Launcher link in the left-hand menu of the screen.
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    Choose the Bitnami version of WordPress.
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    Click the “Launch on Compute Engine” link to open the WordPress deployment settings page.
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    Fill out the fields in order to choose your WordPress installation settings. The settings shown above are optimal for a small WordPress website or blog, however, the zone you select should represent where most of your website traffic will be concentrated. I recommend using SSD as it is cheap but massively increases website's speed
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    Copy your user name and password from the installation page, and click on the link to access your WordPress admin panel.
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    Paste your username and password then click the Log In button to access your WordPress dashboard.
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    That's it, you are ready to go. Here are my speed test results.
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    Tutorials on how to setup Free SSL certificates, FTP, Transfer domain name to your wordpress installation, Transfer website from your old hosting provider etc. go to this link. I am not affiliated with this website, I simply think that it has valuable info which may help you.

    NOTE: Free tier lasts only for year but it gives your $300 credit. This should be enough to run 4-5 websites for a year. After that you may open a new free trial account, but with new installation your website's ip will change. This may mess up your SEO, I am not an expert but it makes sense. Alternativelly you can continue on the same account paying $4 - $5 a month which is good price for this speed and reliability by google.

    Once again, this tutorial is not my work, but I want it to be available on BHW because it may help you. Good luck folks​
     
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  2. mindmaster

    mindmaster Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    That is nice.

    Thanks
     
  3. seoes

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    nice post
    whats site speed when hosted ?
     
  4. LordTony

    LordTony Junior Member

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    I've included it in post. Look for Spoiler: Speed Test
     
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    Jiung Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I thought the $300 trial credit expired after 60 days?

    Sorry, clicked the link and it was another deal I haven't see yet. I used to abuse the 2 month cloud trial with virtual machines before so that's why I was confused.
     
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  6. LordTony

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    Yea it used to be 2 months. They've extended it to a year recently
     
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    just what i needed thanks. This post has made my day. I LOVE Google- so much high quality free stuff. Yummmmmm
     
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    So you'll need just a domain name and we're done lol :)
    Can you tell me how I don't allow Google cloud to charge my card please ??
     
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  9. LordTony

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    Glad to help ;)
    When you spend your free trial you'll be asked if you want to be billed. Even if you don't answer that question you won't be billed, only your services will stop running
     
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    Will VCC work here?
     
  11. LordTony

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    Never tested it, but I think some people use VCC
     
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    Nope, tested it myself with CRT AND The Flame VCC and it didn't work.
     
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    Good to know, thanks. I've tried my debit card, didn't work too.
     
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    Great post! It will surely help people get started and hopefuly start making money. In a combination with godadys 0.88 for a .com you basically get a free website. Great share.
     
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    My debit worked tho
     
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    I tried two debit cards, none worked. I guess you just have to give it a try and hope for the best
     
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    Well that's bad . Mine is international debit card may be that's why it worked or idk
     
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    Awesome tutorial! Will be useful for myporojects
     
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    Could be the reason, idk
     
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    Good guide for beginners o.p !

    no vcc work on google cloud as far as i know, i have a want to buy thread up for google cloud vcc but no response. If anyone can provide it, do hit me up