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How to check Disk Space Usage using Google Cloud

June 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

Often customers want to know how much disk space their using with their Compute Engine VM Instance. When we first configured your VM Instance we start each customer with 20 gigs of SSD drive space as your persistent disk. Depending on the size of your website you may need to increase the size of your persistent disk. But how much disk space are using? To find out, log into your Google Cloud Platform Console https://console.cloud.google.com After logging in, make sure that you’re logged into the […]

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Does Google limit which WordPress Plugins I can install?

March 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

No. Unlike other WordPress Cloud Hosting Providers such as wpEngine who use Amazon’s Network and who often configure shared web servers, Google doesn’t limit you from using any WordPress Plugins you wish to install. Here is a long list of some of the most popular plugins you can’t use when using wpEngine.com: wpEngine.com Disallowed WordPress Plugins In contrast, Google doesn’t place any limitation since it’s your own web server. You’re free to use any plugin you want. In fact, we encourage you to use WordFence, […]

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Can I use the Wordfence Plugin using Google Cloud?

March 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

Yes. Unlike other WordPress Cloud Hosting Providers who prevent you from using WordFence, Google doesn’t. The reason many if not all Cloud Hosting Providers prohibit some WordPress plugin, is because you’re actually being hosted on a shared Cloud environment. All of their customers are sharing the same resources of a particular web server. Plugins like WordFence have real time features which can be CPU intensive. Google on the other hand doesn’t prohibit which plugin you can use because it’s your own dedicated server. You control […]

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Can I use FTP to access my web server (VM Instance)?

March 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

Google only allows you to use SFTP which is much more secure then FTP. SFTP takes advantage of both Public and Private Keys to access your Google hosted web server instead of a password. Both Public and Private Keys are generated and provided to you after setting up your web server and migrating your WordPress website. Both SFTP and FTP allow you to drop and drag files from your web server to your computer and vice versa. For those of you new to FTP and […]

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How secure is Google Cloud Platform?

March 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

That’s a great question and one that all website owners should ask. Nothing is more important to Google than your security. It’s the reason that both Gmail and G Suite are now the most popular services on Earth, with over a billion people using Google email each day. In order to access your Google Cloud Console, you log into your Google account. To have a Google Account you must have either a Gmail or G Suite email address. Should your Google account be compromised, a […]

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