How To Transfer WordPress Domain Name to Google Cloud Hosting

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Are you moving your WordPress site to Google Cloud Platform? This tutorial will show you how to point your domain name to your Google Cloud Platform Website.

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  • One Page Zen
    Posted at 22:12h, 30 August

    What did you think of this tutorial?
    If you want to view this tutorial with each command listed step-by-step, check out the version at
    Thanks for watching!

  • zhulinxiong xiongzhulin
    Posted at 11:03h, 25 February

    hello I link WEB.COM domain according to your settings Do I still need to make other changes? I use the web link it automatically jump to my IP4 address, I need to make changes in the WOOW store? Thank you

  • Patanjali Products
    Posted at 11:13h, 07 March

    Hi Jo,
    I have followed all your tutorial to hold my website , but now I'm stuck with a very big problem and when I open my website it show ERROR ESTABLISHING A DATABASE CONNECTION , PLS HELP what should I do , my website is running on Google cloud server

  • iank muin
    Posted at 04:20h, 19 March


  • Samuel Hughes Mensah
    Posted at 12:09h, 30 March

    what software did you use for your caption?

  • Jovan Jerkov
    Posted at 16:20h, 31 March

    you are the BEST!

  • Vivek Manganure
    Posted at 18:21h, 11 April

    How to host on google cloud platform..please make a video on this..

  • Alex McLeod
    Posted at 13:14h, 13 April

    Another good Vid, Cheers 🙂

  • Xavier Pérez
    Posted at 13:03h, 23 April

    thanks for these tutorials. It saved me a lot of time

  • Abirami Ashramam
    Posted at 09:37h, 01 May

    I have been following your tutorials with Google cloud platform. Very informative. As I am completely new to the platform I am little bit confused. Actually my domain name servers are pointing to Cloudflare DNS. Also I have a sub domain and want to know how to transfer it to Google platform. Thanks in advance.

  • Nam Ta Xuan
    Posted at 09:30h, 10 May

    I would like to copy and override wp-content folder. I use file zilla and sftp. Is there any good way to do it ? what is the chmod ?? 777 or 775 to override this folder. Thanks

  • My Business Location
    Posted at 17:57h, 22 June

    I spent more than 10 hours to connect my google domain to google cloud platform, all didn't work. My google domain came in with default nameserver DNS, there are more options which is confusing. Please advice!

  • Gourav Bhardwaj
    Posted at 16:35h, 28 June

    I was recently delete my project & create new one.. But when i create dns. It shows dns error, that is dns not available or already used.

    Please gave me solution

  • Walas De Lima
    Posted at 22:18h, 06 July

    Hello, you would know I urinate with create ns1 and ns2 in whm pointed to the ip of the server, that is when I create a VM in the console it the same only comes with an ip, I would like to know with uses more than one ip and with points this ip to ns2, Thanks and great class.

  • Luciano Krebs
    Posted at 21:16h, 22 July

    Amazing explanation! Thank you for your work!

  • manu martin
    Posted at 20:09h, 29 July

    The Google Name server with (the ending 'Period' will not work on Network Solutions Name server) Removed it and it did not give me an error? Why is that?

  • Syed Hussain
    Posted at 14:37h, 16 August

    when i visit my domain name, only the ip address shows on the browser but not the domain name. Pls help

  • Azhdar Gasimzade
    Posted at 01:14h, 29 August

    I did everything on the video, but know when I click Home nav instead of domain it shows my ip :/

  • Ankit Sharma
    Posted at 11:03h, 04 September

    Wow, it was quick and simpler. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  • Кемриель Андерсон
    Posted at 03:00h, 20 September

    Hello, if I purchased my domain name with G Suite is the final step still the same?

  • HowTo DIY homeMade Electronica
    Posted at 08:36h, 23 September

    Thanks man you made my day…i knew how to setup the domain on google cloud long years ago but i didn't now that Google have to use another step to enable the DNS API….long years ago it was just there without anything to enable….every passing day google actually making things more complicated than it used to be.

    I don't understand why Google does that for what good does it brings to the user

  • Dipen Patel
    Posted at 12:07h, 13 October

    Awesome tutorial. I am wondering what about the mail hosting? Can we use third party email provider like zoho and update mx records on google dns manager will that work?

  • noman will
    Posted at 15:54h, 13 October

    please make sure that your domain name was
    entered correctly and the DNS A/AAAA record(s) for that domain
    contain(s) the right IP address

    this error coming while installing ssl even cloud dns is correctly recoded.

  • Pierre L
    Posted at 17:37h, 15 October

    Great. I know how to do now.
    Zen Thanks 🙂

  • Neela ambigai
    Posted at 05:22h, 17 October

    I need to add google Domain – When add the name servers the website works but Email system not working.