Manage Google Cloud Platform Compute Engine VM instance with ServerPilot

So many cloud service providers out there, namely AlibabaCloud, Azure, Amazon’s AWS and Google’s GCP.

How do you manage these VPS especially when you’re running on multi-cloud?

ServerPilot is one of the tools.

For a start, you’ll need to provision a new VM running 64-bit Ubuntu 16.04.
In this example, I will create a GCP VM instance.
Google Cloud Platform Create an instance

Once the VM instance is created successfully, now go to the ServerPilot’s Servers page and click + Connect Server.

ServerPilot Connect a Server

As this VM is hosted on GCP and I do not have a root password, I use the manual installer to connect your server to ServerPilot.

ServerPilot Manual Connect to Google Cloud Platform VM

ServerPilot will check the connection and begin the installation. It will also set up the firewall; PHP 5.4, 5.5, and 5.6; Apache configured with .htaccess and mod_rewrite enabled; NGINX; MySQL, etc.

ServerPilot install software

After a few minutes for the installation to complete. Now, you’re ready to create your first app.
ServerPilot is ready to create first app

I’ll guide you thru creating new app on the next post.