How to Host WooCommerce on Vultr Cloud Server

by Ashad Ubaid ur Rehman  January 17, 2017

The upcoming holiday season will surely be a busy one. While brick-and-mortar stores are preparing for long queues, ecommerce shops are readying for persistent visitor-loads. You must have heard about Alibaba’s great success impressive streak on Singles’ Day (11/11), a popular shopping holiday in China.

Well, it was all because of Cloud.

Is Cloud Hosting powerful?

Yes, it is. Cloud is currently the most robust way of hosting website with near-perfect uptimes. A few years ago, hosting on Cloud was an expensive. However, with the passage of time and successful adoptions, Cloud has become feasible enough for all types of business, including retailing. So, what the secret behind this power?

Cloud hosting harnesses the power of actual computing resources of a data center. When you sign up for a cloud hosting plan, you are allotted a specific amount of RAM along with dedicated CPU core that you can use. This means the resources are not shared. This means you are in control.

Should I host my WooCommerce shop on Cloudways?

Yes. You should as online shops are open for business all the time. A minute-long downtime can cost you a sale. Forget about sale. It will make a customer unhappy and he may not recommend your store to his friends and family. This means you are not only losing a single sale, but also a volume of prospects.

But, you will say: Cloud isn’t easy. Well, it’s because no one told you about Cloudways, the easiest way of deploying stores on Cloud.

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How to host WooCommerce on Vultr Cloud?

Currently, WooCommerce is one of the leading ecommerce store builders. It is a plugin on WordPress, but on Cloudways, it is available on one-click installation. It has a market share of ~11.37% in the industry. (Source: BuiltWith, November 5)

ecommerce technology distribution

Similarly, Vultr is a powerful cloud infrastructure to host. According to CloudHarmony, many of its hosting locations have almost 100% uptime in the past month. This means the chances of going offline are minimal. Furthermore, Vultr hosting locations are spread in all corners of the world. You can host wherever you want.

But, Vultr servers on Cloudways Cloud Platform are special. We have optimized Vultr cloud servers for hosting lightning-fast WooCommerce stores with the ability to handle 100% more traffic than ordinary cloud servers.

Therefore, if you want to launch a Vultr server with a WooCommerce installation, follow these steps:

  1. Sign up for Cloudways
  2. Select WooCommerce
  3. Select Vultr
  4. Select server size
  5. Select server location
  6. Launch the server

Sign Up for Cloudways

Sign up for Cloudways. You will get a limited-time trial period.

Select Woocommerce

After signing up, choose WordPress with WooCommerce from the Application drop-down list.

Select Vultr

Next, pick Vultr as your cloud from the cloud options.

Select Server Size

Select your server size. You have the option to scale your server size whenever you require.

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Select Server Location

Vultr has several locations around the world for its servers. You can host in any of the 14 locations. So, pick one nearest to your target market. This way, your shop will load quickly for its visitors.

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Launch Server

Now, click on “Launch”.

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Wait for a few minutes. Sit back and watch a couple of cat videos.

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100% Faster WooCommerce Shopping Experience on Cloudways

Yeah, that’s true. The hosting stack of Cloudways Cloud Platform is optimized for blazing-fast WooCommerce experience. We are confident that you will be amazed. Sign up now for a free trial of Cloudways WooCommerce Hosting Platform and experience first hand how easy it is to Host WooCommerce on Vultr!

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About Ashad Ubaid ur Rehman

Ashad was a Digital Content Producer at Cloudways - A Managed Cloud Hosting Platform. Looking for latest in WordPress developments? Look no further than Ashad! In his free time, you’ll find him listening to trance music, playing FPS games, and hanging out with his friends.

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