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How to Host WordPress on DigitalOcean

WordPress covers up more than 27% of the internet. This alone speaks volumes about the popularity of WordPress. We all have heard that content is the king, and when it comes to CMS’s, WordPress is indeed the strongest contender for the throne.

The beauty of WordPress is that it offers something for everyone. If you have an ecommerce store, you can launch it on WordPress using the WooCommerce plugin. If you are a blogger, designer, or someone looking to start out in the online world and make a living out of it, you simply need to have a good hosting for WordPress and you are good to go. You can even manage multiple websites on WordPress using the WordPress Multisite feature. It has something for everyone and comes with a very supportive community.

Now, it is easy to get started with WordPress. All you need is a good domain name, an affordable, yet reliable, hosting platform and a great site with quality content. Above all, you need to know how to host WordPress on DigitalOcean.

Everything above is easy to handle, except for an optimized hosting platform. Bear in mind, that you should kick shared hosting out of contention here as not only will it damage your resources, but it can also be the bearer of bad luck for your website. This leaves us with Cloud Hosting, which is reliable, affordable and optimized to run WordPress as swiftly as possible.

Why DigitalOcean on Cloudways?

DigitalOcean is the fastest growing cloud infrastructure provider. It is affordable and gives developers the chance to exercise their coding muscles. However, it is a bit complex to manage for an inexperienced individual that is not much familiar with the server side technicalities.

Enter, Managed Cloud Hosting Platform called Cloudways!

Cloudways is the fastest growing managed cloud hosting platform today and offers users the choice of hosting WordPress website on DigitalOcean cloud in a matter of minutes. All you have to do is “click-click-click-click-click”. It is that simple!

Cloudways removes the technical barriers and helps you focus on creating a profitable online business strategy by providing you with an optimized cloud hosting experience. This hosting experience is a result of the customized caching formula developed by experienced developers which ensure that your websites load 100 times faster than other hosting providers. Give it a try for 3 days by signing up for FREE.

Here is what you have to do once you sign up on Cloudways:

Signup and login to your account.

Click on Add Server.

Select WordPress application from the list of applications. Name your app, server and select your project.

Select DigitalOcean from the list of cloud providers. Select your server size based on the expected monthly traffic (Don’t worry about frequent spikes as you can always scale your server to higher size with just a slider). Now, select your desired location keeping the latency factor in your mind. Click on Launch Server.

You know what?

You are done! 😀

Here is a short Video, showing how easy to host a WordPress website on DigitalOcean via Cloudways.

I hope that you now know how to host WordPress on DigitalOcean. If you have any issues, feel free to ask me via the comment section below.

Immad Uddin Khan: Immad is a Digital Content Producer for Cloudways - A Managed Cloud Hosting Platform. He is mostly busy in creating all sorts of informative and innovative content types. As a hobby, he loves to travel with his camera to picturesque destinations.