You can now reserve a dedicated static IP for your WordPress installation, in the GCP Google Cloud Platform.
Reserve A Static External IP Address in the Google Cloud Platform.
What is an IP
It is the address on which your website is installed. This IP address is in digits, and that would be tough to remember. To easily remember we dedicate Domain Name, to these IP addresses. When we enter these DNS eg. techaak.com it calls to the IP attached with it. And you’re here on this page.
Static IP and Dynamic IP
Static IP means the IP that doesn’t change with time automatically and dedicated to a particular address. It changes only if you want to change it. And dynamic IP changes will change if you restart the instance or with time without your concern. By default your instance has a dynamic IP, so you’ve to reserve a static one.
Reserve Static IP Address for your machine.
You can reserve it using two methods, we’ll discuss both.
Method. 1: Reserve Existing IP Address for Your WordPress/ other Applications
For this you’ve to visit VPC Network >External IP Address
Now you can click on Ephemeral and choose static, then reserve the IP. Enter the name for a reserve IP only to remark.
Method. 2: Reserve Existing IP Address for Your WordPress/ other Applications
In this, you’ve to visit VPC Network >External IP Address, the same page as above.
Now click on reserve a static Address.
- Enter the name for your IP address
- Provide description (optional).
- Type of Network Service
- Choose IP type usually IPv4.
- Select the type of IP Address in Regional or Global
- The region where your host your WordPress application.
- Select Attached to, options in this will available only after selecting the right region (point 6).
You reserved a static IP address on Google Cloud Platform, Now you’ll need to add a custom domain name for your WordPress website.
If you are on a trial period, you’ll be limited to 1 static IP for each zone, and a total of 5 static IPs can be reserved.