How to Setup a Free Online Store with WordPress, WooCommerce & Google Cloud

  1. Sign up for a 12 month Google Cloud Free Trial
  2. Use Cloud Launcher to install WordPress
  3. Add, activate and setup WooCommerce
  4. Connect Stripe and/or PayPal
  5. Add Product(s)
Count the $$$

Bonus: Use Cloudflare for free SSL, page rules and more

Photo by Dion Tavenier

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Modifying robots.txt on Google Compute Engine

By default, Google Compute Engine instances have robots.txt set to disallow. This means that your site will not be indexed by/show up on Google and other search engines.

To fix this you need to connect to your instance via SSH and then type the following command:

sudo nano /var/www/html/robots.txt

Change “Disallow” to “Allow” > press Ctrl + X and save your file