How to Build a WordPress Website with Vultr VPS


WordPress is one of the most popular and powerful platforms for creating websites, blogs or applications. It is an open source software that offers you beautiful designs, robust features and the freedom to build anything you want. However, to run a WordPress website, you need a web hosting service that can provide you with the resources and security you need.

In this blog post, I will show you how to use Vultr, a high-performance SSD VPS provider, to host your WordPress website. Vultr has 30 server locations worldwide, advanced network and control panel, and various operating systems and features to choose from. You can also use Vultr's one-click WordPress application to install WordPress on your VPS in minutes.

Step 1: Register an account with Vultr

To get started, you need to register an account with Vultr. You can use this link to sign up and get $50 credit for free (valid for one month). You can also use Alipay to pay for your VPS, which is very convenient for Chinese users.

Step 2: Choose a server location and size

After you log in to your Vultr account, you can click on the "Products" tab and then on the "Deploy New Instance" button. You will see a page where you can choose your server location, size, type and other options.

For the server location, you can choose the one that is closest to your target audience or has the best speed for you. I personally think that Germany > USA > Japan in terms of speed. Japan has almost no speed.

For the server size, you can choose according to your budget and needs. The cheapest plan is $5 per month, which gives you 1 CPU core, 1 GB RAM, 25 GB SSD storage and 1 TB bandwidth. This should be enough for a small WordPress website with moderate traffic.

Step 3: Choose the one-click WordPress application

For the server type, you can choose from different categories based on different purposes. Here we want to install WordPress, so we need to choose "Application", which has a dedicated option for WordPress.

Vultr's one-click WordPress application uses WordPress 4.9.8 version, running on 64-bit Ubuntu 16.04 system. It also comes with some pre-installed plugins and themes, such as WooCommerce, Jetpack, Akismet and Twenty Seventeen.

Step 4: Fill in the hostname and deploy your server

For the hostname, you can fill in any name you want. It is not your website name, it is just a label for your server. You can write "123" or anything else.

After you fill in the hostname, you can click on the "Deploy Now" button at the bottom of the page. Your server will be deployed in a few minutes.

Step 5: Access your WordPress website

Once your server is deployed, you can go back to the "Products" tab and see your server details. You will see an IP address and a password for your server. You can use these credentials to access your WordPress website.

To access your WordPress website, you need to open a browser and type in your IP address followed by "/wp-admin". For example: http://123.456.789/wp-admin

You will see a login page where you need to enter "admin" as the username and the password that Vultr gave you. After you log in, you will see your WordPress dashboard where you can manage your website.

Step 6: Customize your WordPress website

Now that you have installed WordPress on your Vultr VPS, you can start customizing your website according to your preferences. You can change your site title, tagline, permalink structure, theme, plugins and more.

You can also create pages, posts, categories, menus and widgets for your website content. You can use the Gutenberg editor or the classic editor to create and edit your content.


In this blog post, I have shown you how to build a WordPress website with Vultr VPS using their one-click application. This is a fast and easy way to launch your website on a reliable and affordable hosting service.

If you have any questions or comments about this tutorial, please feel free to leave them below. I hope you enjoyed this blog post and found it useful. Thank you for reading!