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Install Prestashop On Google Cloud (GCE) In A Few Minutes

Published on March 3, 2018 - Content Updated on

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Prestashop is one of the top ecommerce software solution providers for all your ecommerce needs. It has more than 300 built-in features for managing everything that needs help on your new ecommerce shop. It gives users ability to customize themes and add new features through addon modules. Some of the features of Prestashop are:

  • Easy customization according to your needs
  • 5000+ plugins and extensions to select from
  • Mobile-responsive design
  • 2,000+ professional ecommerce website templates



However, you can not just start a Prestashop based ecommerce store without hosting it. What could be a better choice than hosting with Google Compute Engine. It is one of the most reliable and powerful infrastructure available to host your websites. With 99.99% uptime, fast speeds and vertical scalability you can be sure of brilliant performance and nothing else.

At the same time, you need technical expertise to manually install Prestashop on GCE since the process is a bit complex. Cloudways, Managed Cloud Platform, eases the process and makes hosting applications, a single click operation. Some of the prominent features of Cloudways platform include:

  • 24×7 technical support and server management
  • User-friendly control panel for server and application related operations
  • Automated offsite backups
  • Servers are specially optimized for speed with our VMAN recipe (Varnish, Memcached, Apache, Nginx)

With the following steps, you can launch your Prestashop on GCE in no time. First of all, signup on the Cloudways platform

Select Application

Select Prestashop from the list of applications. Set a name for this application and the server and select a project.

prestashop on google cloud  Select Google Cloud

Select Google Cloud from the list of available cloud infrastructure providers.

Prestashop on google cloud

Select Server Size

Select the server size according to need and traffic of your website. Additionally, select bandwidth for your web application and storage sizes for your database and application web files.

prestashop on google cloud

Select Server Location

Finally, select a location of data center from the list of locations provided by Google Cloud.

prestashop on google cloud


Hit the “Launch” button and in just a few minutes your Prestashop on Google Cloud will be fully optimized for use.

Hey Presto!

Cloudways makes it easier for you to deploy your Prestashop applications on the most reliable cloud infrastructure “Google Compute Engine”. Still don’t believe me? Well, you are most welcome to test my claims for free. Cloudways offers a three-day FREE trial for your GCE based Managed Cloud Hosting Platform.

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Syed Hassan Raza

Hassan Raza is a CMS & Ecommerce Community Manager at Cloudways. It is his passion to help out web owners and share CMS related tips. Hassan is a fitness enthusiast and is an avid swimmer. You can email him at [email protected]


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