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How to Host PHP on DigitalOcean

Updated on June 23, 2022

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At the moment of writing this piece, PHP powers over 244 million websites on the internet (including Facebook, Youtube, and Yahoo). The language is known for its easy scalability, variety of frameworks, and robust standards. For many users, the most important benefit of using PHP is its large community that welcomes users of all skill levels.

The only element of concern when using PHP is the problems in handling cloud hosting for the projects. To perform at optimal levels, PHP requires persistent and robust server infrastructure, and this is where DigitalOcean (DO) excels. DO is one of the most popular server infrastructure providers that has become the choice of the top PHP developers all over the world. It is known for its reliability, consistency, and very convenient data center locations. In addition to all these excellent features, DigitalOcean is also an affordable server infrastructure option that delivers optimum performance with almost nonexistent downtime. Check out the comparison of DigitalOcean with other cloud hosting providers to know more about its advantages.

Nothing as Easy as Deploying PHP Apps on Cloud

With Cloudways, you can have your PHP apps up and running on managed cloud servers in just a few minutes.

For many PHP developers, the difficult and complicated process of directly hosting web apps on DO infrastructure could be too much of an issue. Cloudways has greatly simplified this difficult process. The managed Web Hosting PHP cloud platform offers hosting on multiple industry-leading cloud infrastructure providers including DigitalOcean. Cloudways emphasizes user-friendliness and speed. You can get your website hosted within a few clicks. Cloudways takes care of all your server-related worries, allowing PHP developers to focus on development.

Let me take you through the easy process of server launch at Cloudways. Next, I will show you how easy it is to install PHP on DigitalOcean.

Install PHP on DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean with Cloudways offers a simple, reliable, and easy-to-use cloud hosting solution that empowers developers and businesses to urge their site or application up and running rapidly. Get started in fair minutes once you have your site utilizing DigitalOcean’s cloud site hosting.

PHP with DigitalOcean is one of the reliable cloud hosting infrastructures. It is a reasonable cloud provider, contains a dependable framework, and gives you cheap transmission capacity solutions. All of this makes it the finest choice to have your unused Laravel-based application on it.

Here’s how you can launch a DigitalOcean server on Cloudways.

Step 1: Signup To Start

Click the Signup to initiate the server launch process. Enter a valid email address to signup at the Platform. Remember that you can also sign up using your LinkedIn, Google, or Github account.

Step 2: Pick Your Application

select php app

select application

Select your application from the drop-down menu and give it a name. Additionally, give a name to the server and project folder too to avoid confusion later on. For this article, I selected PHP (Custom App) as my application.

Step 3: Next, Cloud Infrastructure

Choose a cloud infrastructure provider from the list of market-leading providers. I chose Digital Ocean for obvious reasons.

Step 4: Scale Your Server

select server size

Select your server’s this point. Remember that your server should have extra space and resources for handling unforeseen situations.

Step 5: Select the Server’s Location

select server location

Choose the server’s location wisely. Your server should be located near to your target audience for extracting the optimum performance from the server and the application.

Step 6: Let’s Launch!

launch php server

Your server is ready for your awesome PHP app. Click on LAUNCH SERVER and wait for a few minutes, as the Platform prepares and initiates the server.

Why Cloudways?

If you are still undecided about Cloudways, consider the following.

The managed cloud hosting platform offers a free 3- day trial. Along with this spectacular offer, Cloudways has excellent features like 24x7x365 live human interactive support, free SSL certificates by Let’s Encrypt, CloudwaysBot, Cloudways API, etc.

Cloudways Platform is powered by Thunderstack, a unique blend of cutting edge server and cache technologies. So, launch a PHP app and deploy to DigitalOcean server powered Cloudways and get ready for an amazing PHP experience!

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Inshal Ali

Inshal is a Content Marketer at Cloudways. With background in computer science, skill of content and a whole lot of creativity, he helps business reach the sky and go beyond through content that speaks the language of their customers. Apart from work, you will see him mostly in some online games or on a football field.


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