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PrestaShop is one of the most well known ecommerce solutions in the industry. Adopting the freemium model and being open-source has helped it to grow rapidly over the past few years.

However, without a good hosting option an ecommerce solution isn’t merely enough. And while  a reliable cloud hosting is important, installing it manually isn’t easy. Without the right skills and resources, you risk spending significant time on manually installing PrestaShop on a cloud infrastructure.

Why Choose Cloudways to Host PrestaShop on Linode

Cloudways is a fully managed cloud hosting platform that allows you to set up your ecommerce site in a few easy steps. Unlike traditional hosts where your have to go through various hurdles related to server settings, Cloudways provides you an accessible and user-friendly platform where you can just focus on the development of your site, without the need to worry about any server configurations.

Moreover, with Cloudways you get a bundle of features that make your life easy. The optimized stack at Cloudways boosts the performance of your PrestaShop website. Here’s a list of some of the most prominent benefits of using Cloudways:

  • 1-Click Installations (For PrestaShop With Advance Caching)
  • CloudwaysCDN
  • Unlimited Websites and Unlimited Staging URLs
  • Git Client, SSL, SSH, Cron Job Managers
  • Server Transfer and Server Scaling
  • 24×7 Human Support
  • Automated Backups on an Offsite Location

Launching PrestaShop on Linode

Having a easy way to launch your PrestaShop site on Cloudways also saves you time as the entire process is completed within minutes.

Follow these steps to launch PrestaShop on Linode using Cloudways.

Select PrestaShop

Sign up on Cloudways platform by visiting the Sign Up page. After you are done creating an account on Cloudways, login to and select PrestaShop from the drop-down list.

Here, you will have to name your applicatiob as well as your server.

Select Linode

Next, select Linode from the list of available cloud hosting options.

Select Server Size

Next, select the size of your server. You can also hover over each option for more details. Note that you can easily scale your server size at a later stage if the need arises.

Select Server Location

After choosing the size of your server, you’ll be presented with the option to select the location of your server. Select one from the drop-down list, preferably the one that is nearest to your current location.

Once you’ve filled all the required details, go ahead and click the ‘Launch Now’ button in the bottom-right corner.

Conclusion

That’s it! You’ve successfully launched your very own PrestaShop site on Linode! Cloudways makes it incredibly easy for you to launch you own site as we have seen from this tutorial. Let me know in the comments if you have any questions and I’ll be happy to answer them.

Hamza Zia :Hamza is a Drupal Community Manager at Cloudways - A Managed Drupal Hosting Platform. He loves to write about Drupal and related topics. During his free time, he can be seen obsessing over Football, Cars, Android and Gaming.