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How to Add an Application on the Cloudways Platform

Learn how to add an application to an existing server on Cloudways. Do this in just 3 simple steps.

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Written by Emmad
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In this article, you will learn how to deploy a new web application on the Cloudways Platform.

How to Add an Application on the Cloudways Platform

First of all, please select your platform:

Cloudways Flexible

Deploying a new application on the Cloudways Platform is super easy. First of all, please choose where you wish to deploy a new application, whether on a new server or an existing server.

New Server

You can follow this section for step-by-step instructions on how to launch your application on a new server. Alternatively, you can also review this video tutorial:

Step #1

Log in to your Cloudways Platform using your email address and password.

  1. From the top menu bar, open Servers.

  2. If this is your first time launching a server, you will click Launch to launch your first server.

    Classic Interface

    If this is not your first time launching a server, click Add Server.

    Classic Interface

    New Interface

Step #2

You must select your desired application, cloud provider, and server size based on your requirements. Please follow the instructions below:

  1. First, select your desired application from our vast pool of applications. In this example, we have selected WordPress.

  2. Type the name of your app. In this example: Test 2, you can name anything you want.

  3. Type the name of your server. In this example: Test 2, you can name anything you want.

  4. Select your project. You may have created a project already after registering on Cloudways; you can choose that or create a new project.

  5. Now, you can pick one of the following cloud providers. We have chosen DigitalOcean in this example. If you need help with choosing the Cloud provider, then click here.

  6. Select server size as per your requirements. You can view the details of the server by hovering over each size.

  7. Select your desired server location from the drop-down menu. In this example, London is selected, as shown below.

Finally, review your monthly estimated cost and click Launch Now to get started. Moreover, if you have chosen AWS or GCE as your Cloud provider, then you also need to select Bandwidth and Storage limit.

Classic Interface

New Interface

Once done, your server and desired application will be deployed in the next few minutes.

Step #3

You can view your new application once the installation is completed by clicking the www button on the target server.

Classic Interface

New Interface

Existing Server

Step #1

Log in to your Cloudways Platform using your email address and password.

  1. From the top menu bar, open Servers.

  2. Select the desired server on which you want to install the new application.

    Classic Interface

    New Interface

  3. Now, click on the Grid icon located in the bottom right corner of the screen and then select Add App.

    Classic Interface

    New Interface

Step #2

  1. Select your desired application from the drop-down list.

  2. Type the name of your app. In this example: Test 1, you can name anything you want.

  3. Select your project. You may have created a project already after registering on Cloudways; you can choose that or create a new one.

  4. Click on the Add Application button once done.

    Classic Interface

    New Interface

Important

If you see any warning about package up-gradation of PHP or MySQL/MariaDB because of the application requirement, follow this guide.

Your high-speed application will be ready in a few minutes, and you will get a notification once the application is successfully launched.

Important

Make sure that MySQL Service is running while the installation of the new application is underway. Otherwise, it will fail, and you will see the following error: MySQL service must be running to complete this operation.

Step #3

You can view your new application once the installation is completed on the server by clicking the www button on the target server.

Classic Interface

New Interface

Cloudways Autonomous

Deploying a new application on the Cloudways Platform is super easy. First of all, please confirm if you have already subscribed to a plan or not.

I Have Not Subscribed to a Plan

Step #1

Log in to your Cloudways Platform using your email address and password.

  1. Here, choose your Server Plan.

  2. Next, click Select Plan.

  3. Next, click Confirm Plan.

Step #2

  1. Type the name of your application.

  2. Select your desired server location from the drop-down.

  3. Select your desired application from the drop-down list.

  4. Next, click Launch Application.

Once done, your desired application will be deployed in the next few minutes.

Step #3

Here's how you can view your new application once the installation is completed.

  1. From the side menu bar, open Applications.

  2. Then, choose your desired application.

I Have Already Subscribed to a Plan

Step #1

Log in to your Cloudways Platform using your email address and password.

  1. Next, click Add Application.

Step #2

  1. Type the name of your application.

  2. Select your desired server location from the drop-down.

  3. Select your desired application from the drop-down list.

  4. Next, click Launch Application.

Once done, your desired application will be deployed in the next few minutes.

Step #3

Here's how you can view your new application once the installation is completed.

  1. From the side menu bar, open Applications.

  2. Then, choose your desired application.

That’s it! We hope this article was helpful. If you need any help, then feel free to search your query on Cloudways Support Center or contact us via chat (Need a Hand > Send us a Message). Alternatively, you can also create a support ticket.


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