How to host WordPress websites on a Linux VPS using CloudStick?
This article is not confined to a typical command line WordPress installation blog on a Linux VPS but on how easily you can execute this with CloudStick which is a Cloud Control Panel.
CloudStick offers a complete pocket-friendly business plan that dominates over other providers like cPanel, Plesk, ServerPilot and many more where you will have to pay at least 15$ + for additional hosting accounts. Also, you have to purchase the licence for additional servers too but Cloudstick’s basic monthly plan starts with just 8$ for a single server with unlimited hosting accounts and $15 for the pro plan for unlimited servers, where it offers many incredible features that anyone would love to use. Another advantage of CloudStick is that it can handle your websites even on a 1GB server whereas cPanel does not.
CloudStick is an ultimate control panel that offers its customers the best plans to deploy their servers without worrying about any command lines. The Panel offers free SSL,1 click application installers,30 days server health report, PHP extension installer, sub-domains, FTP and SFTP access, security updates and free team feature for your collaboration.
In order to purchase a Linux server from WindowsVPS please signup using your email address and Full name.
Step 1: Please sign in to the portal with the credentials.
Step 2: You will be redirected to the dashboard displaying Services, invoices, credit balance and order services. Please click on order services.
Step 3: Please select the appropriate service you need based on the CPU core, RAM and pricing. US KVM Linux VPS is selected here from the services displayed for illustration and make sure you have either Ubuntu 18.04 LTS or Ubuntu 16.04 LTS available with you.
Step 4: Once you select the product, please choose the billing cycle from Quarterly, Semi-Annually and Annually. In this illustration, I have selected a Quarterly plan.
Step 5: As the final step, please configure the domain by providing the name of your server and providing a password. Your server is ready now!
Now, Let’s sign in to the CloudStick dashboard
Step1: Please log in to your CloudStick dashboard using your credentials. If you are new to CloudStick, feel free to create a new account, email verification is only required.
Step 2: Now you are in the CloudStick dashboard and click on connect the server to attach your newly created Linux Server with CloudStick.
Step 3: You will find a list of server providers and click on others in order to proceed with windows VPS. Fill up the server name and IP address, click on the ‘Add this server’ button.
Step 4: CloudStick can be installed on your server in two ways, if you know the root password you can opt for Direct installation, else you have to choose the manual installation. Here I am proceeding with the direct installation.
Fill up your root password and click on the ‘start the installation button
Step 5: You will be redirected to another page where you can see the installation progress.
Step 6: Once the installation is completed, you will be directed to the dashboard.
Let’s deploy WordPress now.
Using the one-click installation it’s very easy to install WordPress without knowing much about the technical aspects of the installation.
Step 1:Login to CloudStick dashboard and choose the server you want to install in WordPress.
Step 2: Please select the server and you will be displayed a webpage with the server specifications.
Step 3: Please choose the web Application.
Step 4: Please click on “Create Account”.
Step 5:Click on “1 click WordPress installation”.
Step 6: Enter the relevant details and preferences as per your choice.
Step 7: Finally, click on the “Add web application” button to create the web application.
The web application is generated.
After clicking the button, you will be directed to the page listing web applications after a few seconds: By simply clicking on the domain name,you will be able to access the web app.
You can see below that the WordPress installation is successful.
How to install an SSL certificate using CloudStick?
SSL certificate helps in identifying information about a website. It assures security and improves customer trust while using your website.
Using CloudStick you can install your SSL certificate for free!
Please follow the steps below to install an SSL certificate for your website.
Step 1:Go to your CloudStick account and click the website on which you want to install an SSL Certificate. Scroll down to see the screen below. You will see the specifications listed below and choose “SSL TLS” from the specification.
Step 2: You will be redirected to another page displaying Web Application.
Step 3: Choose the Web Application, SSL Provider, Authorization method and Access method. Now click on “Deploy SSL”.
You will see a pop up showing “SSL Certificate is being deployed for your domains. Please wait…”
Once the installation is complete, you will be redirected to the page shown below.
Now the summary page displays “SSL Secured” under the section Summary.
Please contact our support team in case you have any questions.