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  • Resolved wpdzn3r


    Hi Everyone!

    I am moving websites from a host to Google Cloud Platform’s Compute Engine and I would like to know if anyone has done that before using a WP Duplicator Archive?

    If so, can you share your experience as I am attempting to do it but I am stuck at the part where I am unsure how to connect to VM instance via the MyPHPadmin client.

    I am using a Samsung Chromebook so there is only one SFTP client available I know of and I haven’t tried that option yet.

    Any advice would be welcome!

    Have a great day / evening.

    WP Designer

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  • Plugin Author Cory Lamle


    Hey Wpdzn3r,

    I monitor pretty much every post on this forum and I haven’t ever really seen anyone mention Google Cloud Platform’s Compute Engine. I wonder if posting on google groups may get you more responses…



    Hey Cory,

    I prefer not to go there for security reasons. All of my ID and accounts are linked in Google (Cloud Platform, Compute Engine ID, etc) so I do not wish to post there and be linked to any domains or accounts or IDs that can be used by hackers, etc.

    I could maybe create another ID and use that there but I simply don’t want to expose this question to that audience right now.

    I appreciate your suggestion!


    Plugin Author Cory Lamle


    Understandable… I’m not sure if I really have any answers at this point, sorry…

    Hey Cory!

    Great News, I figured out how to install Duplicator on GCP Compute Engine. So I am excited about that!!! Now I can move at least 10 websites I have backed up using Duplicatior.

    Only issue is after my first successful restore, the only page that works in the website is the home page. I get a 404 Not Found “The requested URL /register was not found on this server” page and none of the existing pages or posts come up.

    I think either I did not do something correctly or skipped a step or permissions issues, etc. I am scratching my head now. But at least the home page works!!! Nothing else does, LOL!

    Any ideas would be great. I am thinking its permalinks for sure…


    Plugin Author Cory Lamle


    Hey Dante,

    Here is a checklist of things you can look for:

    -> Browse to:
    -> Find question: “Why do I get a 404, redirected, path errors or unable to login after installing?”

    Hope that helps!

    I checked that FAQ yesterday, but thanks for pointing this out as I may have not checked it completely. I am updating my ticket with:

    1) Htaccess
    2) wp-config.php file snippet

    Also, I am using Virtual Hosts even though Lets Encrypt does not support VHosts, but I am wondering if there could be an issue with that and the OverwriteAll in the http.conf file (I may have this written incorrectly).

    Plugin Author Cory Lamle


    Alright I’ll check your ticket today, if you want to just respond to the ticket that will make it easier than talking on two separate threads about the same topic.


    Hey WP Designer, could you tell us how did you make the Duplicator work to transfer your sites to GCP? I cant send the installer.php to my VM instance so, duplicator does not worked for me until now…

    I would appreciate if you can tell me! 🙂

    Easy. Just install the “File Manager” plugin into WordPress.

    Then drag and drop the Installer.php + into your WordPress.

    Then go to in the browser and within minutes or less your site will be transferred.

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