Detailed, step-by-step, beginner-friendly instructions on how to deploy WordPress on Cloudways.
We are living in a tech-dominated world. Whether you sell t-shirts or are a CEO of a bank, you need to embrace technology with open arms. As a business in today’s world, it is very likely that your online presence involves WordPress. If that’s the case, you might want to opt for managed hosting.
This article will help you deploy WordPress on Cloudways – a managed hosting service.
A Bit About WordPress
Launched by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little in 2003, WordPress has acquired massive popularity since its release. Initially started out as a blogging platform, WordPress now powers more than 30% of the entire websites. Some of the powerful websites that run on WordPress include TED, New York Post, USA Today, CNN, Spotify and TechCrunch among others.
WordPress is an open-source platform that aims to democratize publishing. The platform is built on PHP and MySQL. Since it is an open-source platform, passionate developers and designers are constantly improving the platform in remarkable ways.
With the latest plugins and features, there are endless possibilities with WordPress. The Content Management System (CMS) will continue to thrive big time in the years to come.
A list of the best WP themes to use with Gutenberg. With screenshots, information, an intro to Gutenberg, and more.
Install WordPress on an Ubuntu 18.04 server with a LEMP (Nginx, MariaDB, PHP 7.2) stack and a free SSL certificate (HTTPS) by Let’s Encrypt.
Follow the instructions below to install WordPress on an Ubuntu 18.04 server with a LEMP (Nginx, MariaDB, PHP) stack and a free SSL certificate (HTTPS) by Let’s Encrypt. Tutorial Steps:
Update the server
Create a database
WordPress on Ubuntu – Requirements
Let’s start with the requirements. You don’t need much.
An Ubuntu 18.04 server. You can buy one for $5 (1GB RAM) at Vultr. You can directly deploy Ubuntu 18.04 at Vultr as of writing this tutorial, you don’t have to upgrade from 16.04.
You need root access to the server. You do get root access with Vultr and other unmanaged cloud hosting providers. Note that some managed VPS providers won’t give you root access to the server, but they’ll install WordPress for you anyway. All commands below should be executed by the root user or with sudo.
A LEMP (Linux, Nginx, MariaDB, PHP) stack. We’ll show you how to install this stack below.
An SSH client so you can connect to your server.
WordPress itself doesn’t have any special requirements. We recommend at least 1GB RAM. If your site is smaller
WPMU DEV (somewhat) recently introduced a hosting platform and this is a detailed review of it. It's pretty decent.
WPMU DEV is a popular WordPress platform where you can manage your WordPress sites, get support and get plugins. You can also host your sites on the recently introduced WPMU DEV Hosting platform. Read our review of WPMU DEV’s hosting here. About WPMU DEV
You’ve probably already heard about them. You’ve either already heard about their maintenance hub, one of their plugins, their support forums, or one of their extensive blog posts. They’re a popular platform and already well-known among the WordPress community. The plugin portfolio by WPMU DEV includes plugins that are some of the most used plugins in WordPress overall, which include an SEO plugin, an image optimization plugin, and more. They have a hub where you can manage any WordPress sites, hosted at any other host. Take backups, update plugins and themes, track uptime, and more. You don’t even have to use their own hosting platform to use the hub.
One of their recently introduced membership features is the WPMU DEV WordPress hosting. If you’re a member, you can host 3 sites at their platform for free.
We’ll go in detail and review their hosting platform below. We won’t focus much
The 8 best WordPress plugins for writers that will help you write better content and better market your articles.
There are a ton of plugins available to modify your WordPress. These plugins can really enhance your page and generally make your life easier. Here are eight WordPress plugins for writers that will make your life easier. Yoast SEO
Yoast is a very useful plugin that can help you make your page as search engine friendly as possible. This plugin makes things like controlling titles, meta descriptions, setting targeting keywords, and managing sitemaps much easier. Its page analysis tab is extremely useful for finding out how SEO friendly or unfriendly your page is. There are also advanced options that allow you to control things like meta robots, sitemaps, and setting a 301 redirect URL.
Download Yoast here.
If you’re on a tight writing schedule this plugin can help you out. Editorial Calendar gives you and overview of when every one of your posts is scheduled. It lets you drag and drop posts and move them around the calendar. Very handy for creating post ideas, managing writers you’ve outsourced to, and checking on the status of your posts. It also enables quick editing of titles and content, managing drafts, and even publishing.
Download Editorial Calendar
A list of the best crypto and ICO themes with a screenshot, description, and more!
The World is changing day by day, and what was innovative last night turns into ashes the following morning. Some people find it quite exhausting, however, there are lots of entrepreneurs and technology geeks that find such mainstream of society quite fascinating. As a regular consumer, you have the right to choose a more easygoing lifestyle. Although, each businessperson should understand the importance of adaptivity as the element of any project success. This approach is also applicable to an e-commerce project. In this case, the flexibility and modernity of the website is a crucial aspect of the business success. Selecting a theme for any kind of activity you have to evaluate it from different angles. First of all, consider it as a platform aimed to satisfy every visitor with its functionality and design. Hence, you won’t lose potential clients. Another point is the website management. Check if the theme is user-friendly enough. Buying a theme make sure you can manage it without any additional assistance so that you prevent the necessity of an extra investment in web design.
This collection of cryptocurrency WordPress themes dedicated to entrepreneurs and financiers, that have
A detailed review of Savvii - a managed WordPress hosting provider. Pros and cons, review of their features and dashboard, a speedtest, and more.
Savvii is a European managed WordPress hosting provider that started in 2013. They make the process of running a WordPress site extremely easy. Read our review of their services below, along with a benchmark and pros and cons. First, a bit more information about Savvii.
What you need to know about Savvii
While they’re based in the Netherlands, they still serve customers from all around the world and they use English on their site. You can also access their website (along with their control panel and knowledgebase) in Dutch and German. They also offer chat/ticket support in Dutch and German, as well as English.
Though Savvii started in 2013, they originated from a Dutch hosting provider VIP Internet that has more than 15 years of experience. All of Savvii’s team is a professional with a lot of experience in what they do. You can meet their team here.
They use the servers from Linode, DigitalOcean, Exoscale, PCX, and Rackspace, which are some of the best cloud hosting providers out there. You get the best of both worlds with Savvii’s support and WordPress features and Linode/DO’s enterprise-grade servers.
Savvii is a managed WordPress hosting provider so obviously,