We all know Google for being the most popular search engine which covers almost 70% market of search engine. Everyone uses Google or at least one of their products. Not many people know or use Google server hosting. It’s found that 84% of IT managers surveyed are using public cloud infrastructure today. This blog will help you understand what it is and how it works.
What is Google website Hosting?
Google’s web hosting is a part of the Google Cloud Platform, which is offered by Google that provides cloud hosting and tools for developers and small companies. The product that is mostly used for hosting websites is Computing Engine. It is cloud VPS hosting that you need to manage yourself. Though technically you can use Compute Engine for hosting other stuff, website hosting is what is usually associated with it.
Google cloud platform also offer their App Engine, storage, DNS, CDN, and a multitude of other services and products. It consists of a set of physical servers, as well as virtual resources like virtual machines (VMs) that are contained in Google’s data centers around the globe. We use Google Cloud Platform’s multi-regional deployment mode. This means that user can choose a different data center for each of your WordPress websites.
Is Google Hosting Free?
No. This is not free. However, you can get $300 free credits if you’re a new user. You can use those credits for 12 months. After 12 months finish, the credits expire. If you use up your $300 credits in the first month, they won’t be valid for the next 11 months. So, if you’re an existing user, you can’t use the $300 free credits’ promo. After you spend the credits, the bills can stack up pretty quickly. There is a free Tier with limitations too. Be careful when using the Free Tier. Read all of their usage policies. If you do not meet their Free Tier criteria, you’ll be billed for your server usage. So, It may come as a surprise if you don’t know how the Free Tier works.
Is Google’s Hosting Compatible with WordPress?
Yes, you can use Google server hosting to host WordPress sites. They have 1 click installation option that can help you at the beginning. The g1-small VM instance with 1 shared vCPU + 1.7 GB RAM costs $13.61 per month.
Are Google Domains Used for Website Hosting?
Not at all. Google Domains is only for a domain registrar. You can buy a domain from Google Domains and get web hosting from any other provider. The pricing for .com domains at Google Domains is $12 per year. There may be other companies that offer domains at low price. User don’t have to use Google Domains to use host their website (Compute Engine).
Google Cloud Hosting Benefits
Now let’s take a look at some of the top advantages of Google Cloud Hosting and why we think it is currently the best solution on the market as it pertains to pricing, performance, stability, scalability, backups, and security.
- Better Pricing Than Other Companies
- Private Global Fiber Network
- Live Migration of Virtual Machines(VMs)
- Improved Performance
- State of the Art Security
- Dedication to Continued Expansion
- Redundant Backups