In this article, you will learn about the procedure of deploying a new web application on an existing server.

If you are looking to install a new application on a new server, you can click here.

How to Add an Application to an Existing Server

Here are a few simple steps to launch a new application on an existing server.

Step# 1

Log In the Cloudways Platform with your credentials and then navigate to the Servers tab from the top menu bar and then select the desired server on which you want to install the application.

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

Step# 2

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

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

  • Select your project. [You may have made a project already after registering on Cloudways, you can choose that or make a new one.]

  • Click on the Add Application button once done.


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

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


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.

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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