hey, guys today I will tell you how we can set up a WordPress site on cloudways hosting.
So what is Cloudways?
Cloud Ways is a hosting platform that lets you run WordPress sites at very high speeds so the websites that you host on cloud ways will be much faster than traditional hosting companies so this is because traditional hosting companies use a method called shared hosting which means your website server resources are shared with several other users but in cloud ways, your service resources are allocated just for your website and because of this when someone visits your website it responds much faster and displays your website quickly to your visitors.
So this means all your pages on your site will load quickly for your visitors so this is one of the main advantages of cloud ways and in addition to this you can also host an unlimited number of websites on cloud ways.
So now let you know what is cloud ways and how it is useful next let’s see how you can set up a brand new WordPress site on cloud ways?
So to set up a new WordPress site on cloud ways we are going to do two steps the first step is to create an account on a cloudways so to create an account just click the link CLOUDWAYS and it’ll take you to this page
Free trial and then into your name email and password then click start free and it’ll take you to this page now
to complete cleaning your account you need to first activate it so to activate your account just go to your email inbox and then open mail and click activate
okay so now our account is activated and we have successfully created our cloudways account so once you created your account we can now go to the next step which is to launch your WordPress site on cloudways so to launch your WordPress site.
You need to first select your server size now for most sites 1GB is perfectly suitable so we’ll select that and next you need to choose your server location now to get the maximum speed for your website you need to choose a place which is closest to yours
So once you’ve selected your server location you can now launch your WordPress site so let’s click launch now and it will take you to this page
which means we have successfully launched our WordPress site now to see your site just click on Your Application and in select your application you will get the link to your WordPress site
now if you click here you can see that we have just got our WordPress site so now you can access the site from anywhere just by going to this address
okay so this is how we can launch a wordpress site on cloudways. This is just a temporary domain and I will tell you how you can change this to your own domain. So before we do that let me tell you how we can log in to this WordPress site so the log in to your site all you have to do is just type slash login
after your site’s address and now it will take you to the login page of WordPress.
Now to get this username and password let’s go to cloudways and then click here to copy the username and paste it then copy the password and paste it.
Now if click login you can see that we are now reached the WordPress admin area and this is where you can control your WordPress site so now you know how we can log into WordPress.
Now if we go here and click visit site
you can see that right now our site is using the cloudways domain name now how do you change this to your own domain name.
If you want to add your domain to the site you can do that by following the next steps so next, let’s see how you can add a domain name to the site.
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So to add a domain name we are going to do three steps the first step is to get a new domain from Namecheap.com. Okay so now we have successfully got our domain. So now the next step is to add the domain to your cloudways account so to add the domain to cloud ways let’s go to domain management now enter your domain name and click Save Changes now
If you go here you can see that our domain has been added so now we have added our domain to cloudways and you can now go to the final step which is to add this IP address to your domain so to add this IP address to our domain let’s go to Namecheap.com let’s click DNS and now you need to add the IP address to A record so to add the IP address let’s click Edit and then go to cloudways and then click here to copy the IP address and paste it.
Now if you click Save your domain will be successfully added to your WordPress site. So now if we go to our site you can see that the address before refresh you can see that we have now got the domain which we purchased so this is how you can add a new domain to your WordPress site on cloudways.
So now here you will see that we are getting a not secure message now how do you remove this message and get the secure lock symbol for your website to get the lock symbol you need to add an SSL certificate to your website,
So next let’s add SSL to your website so to add SSL just go to cloudways and click SSL certificate now enter your email address and your domain name and click install certificate.
So now if you go to our site and click refresh you can see that our site is now secured with SSL so this is how we can add a free SSL certificate to your website on cloudways .
now we are still on the cloudways trial now this is because we have not paid cloud ways for the hosting so you will be able to fully use and test the WordPress site for the next three days which is a trial period. Once you’re happy with the speed and performance of your site you can choose to keep your site by upgrading your account on cloudways so to keep your site all you have to do is go to cloudways and then click upgrade.
If you enter your payment details and click authorize your cloud ways account will be upgraded and this means your site will continue to be live after the trial period so this is how we can set up a brand new WordPress site on cloud ways next let’s go to the bonus part where we see how you can add more WordPress sites on the same cloud ways account so to add another WordPress site on cloudways.
just click applications and click application now click here and select your server then click add application now click here and select the latest WordPress version next enter the name of your new site and now if you click add application your new WordPress site will be added to cloud ways.
So to see the site let’s click on select the new site which we just added and there you can see the link to our WordPress site.
You can create any number of WordPress sites in the same way now to add your own domain to the site you can follow the same steps which we did for the first site that’s it guys this is how we can set up WordPress sites on cloudways.