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How to Host a PHP Website on Vultr Cloud?

Updated on December 14, 2021

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Vultr is a cloud infrastructure provider with high-performance SSD cloud servers. It aims to create the foremost reliable and efficient service for quickly launching an SSD cloud server.
Cloudways has integrated Vultr on its Platform in a bid to offer ease to developers, designers, and web agencies, with Vultr servers in 14 different cities. Through the Cloudways managed cloud hosting platform, you can quickly deploy a PHP app on Vultr.

Vultr Cloud can be launched through Cloudways’ PHP web hosting in just a few clicks, so you can deploy apps like Joomla, WordPress, Prestashop.

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.

The Power of Cloudways for PHP on Vultr

The Cloudways custom stack comprises advanced technologies like Varnish HTTP accelerator, Apache Web Server, Nginx Web Server, ElasticSearch, Redis, and Memcache. While hosting on Vultr PHP, developers may select their preferred versions of PHP, MariaDB, and MySQL.

Cloudways also lets you deploy multiple apps on a single server, and its easy to use administration panel facilitates 1-click deployment.

Using Vultr as the PHP application host makes for an easily managed cloud platform, especially for running large applications. Plus, you can have 3 days of free trial of Vultr on Cloudways. Price plans starting at $10 per month provide 768mb RAM,1TB bandwidth, and 15GB storage.

Vultr users are multiplying with every single passing day, all over the world. But it can still be tough to host a PHP website on Vultr, as it requires sound technical knowledge. However, if you are using Cloudways Platform, you don’t have to worry about technical expertise. You only have to follow the steps below.

How to Launch Vultr PHP server

Step 1:

Sign up on Cloudways Platform. After signing up, you will have the following screen:

Sign up on Cloudways

Select PHP Stack from the drop down menu. Enter your App name, Server name and select your Project. After that, select Vultr from the available list of infrastructure providers. Cloudways offers a 3 days free trial so that you can first experience the Platform before you pay.

Step 2:

After selecting Vultr, you will see the following screen:

select vultr

Select Server Size and Location according to your need. You don’t have to worry about server size; you can easily increase this later.

Step 3:

Click the Launch Server button. A window will pop up to indicate the time remaining until the server is ready.

 Launch Server button

Once your Vultr server launches, you can access all available server management options. Just click your server, and you will be redirected to the interface shown below.

Vultr server launches

Now, go to your application path, where you will see the following screen.

cloudways application url

If you see the PHP welcome page below, everything has been configured successfully.

cloudways installation guide


Vultr on PHP prides itself on its high-performance, ease of use and excellent scalability. It offers everything from cloud computing and block storage to dedicated servers. You can choose between 14 different server locations across the world with Vultr. And deployment is made super easy with Cloudways.

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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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