If you’re new to using GCP, it’s a reasonable approach to start by using the kind of technology you’re already familiar with. For example, if you currently use hardware servers or virtual machines (VMs) to host your site, perhaps with another cloud provider or on your own hardware, Google Compute Engine provides a familiar paradigm for you. If you already use a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering, such as Heroku or Engine Yard, Google App Engine might be the best place to start. Integration with other Applications -NET effortlessly coordinates with other Microsoft applications, making it easy to interface with emails, Exchange servers and Microsoft Office applications, retrieving data on a single login. Now website builder platforms are so user-friendly that anyone can build a professional website in a matter of hours. Better yet, many of the top site builders allow you to create a website for free.
Perhaps you’d like to get your feet wet in the ocean that is, the Internet. Having your own website has become essential for small and large businesses alike, and extremely beneficial for a plethora of other reasons (freelancing, CVs, portfolios, services…), everybody could use one. To have your own website, it needs to be hosted in some way, whether that be through a website building service, entering shared hosting, even going all out and purchasing your own server for the site to be hosted from. If your site isn’t hosted nobody will be able to access it, apart from yourself, which isn’t very useful for getting your / your business’ name out there! It isn’t a simple process, and it can be a little different for everyone, but all the setup is well worth it. When you’re done, you’ll have a quiet, low-power machine that stays on 24/7 and downloads all your files for you, completely anonymously, with easy access from wherever you are. If you run into any problems during setup, be sure to check out the NAS4Free forums , the OpenVPN forums , the FreeBSD forums , or right here in the comments of this post. Good luck!
The first is labeled snapshot_ and is just for your staging site, the second is labelled wp_sitename” (e.g. wp_richardbaxter in the screenshot above) and is for your live (production”) site. This will be the database your replace during the migration.