I’ve been covering Acelle Mail installation on various platforms for the last couple of days. Today, we’ll look how to install Acelle Mail on Google Compute Engine VM Instance. This page will list necessary steps to get your Acelle Email Marketing Application up and running on Google Compute Engine VM Instance with Virtualmin control panel.
We’ll be building our web server on Google Cloud with Virtualmin v7.1 GPL control panel. It’s a free control panel and packs powerful features to manage a web server. The operating system we prefer is Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Additionally, we’ll be installing Nginx v1.22, PHP v8.0 and MySQL v8. Complete below steps to install Acelle Mail on Google Compute Engine VM Instance with SSL.
Create a GCP VM instance for Acelle Mail and install Virtualmin
This step will get your Google Cloud VM instance ready for Acelle Mail. We’ll create a VM instance with Ubuntu 20.04 as the operating system and install Virtualmin. This is the most time-consuming part of the Acelle Mail installation process. But my step-by-step instructions will make it easy to set up your Google Cloud VM instance with Virtualmin even if you’re totally new to GCP and VPS.
Add your Acelle Mail domain to Virtualmin on Google Cloud
Your GCE VM instance is ready to host Acelle Mail or any other website when your complete step #1 of this guide. It’s now time to add your Acelle Mail domain to Virtualmin. Virtualmin has something called Virtual Servers for this purpose. You need to create a top-level server within Virtualmin for each of your domains. Don’t forget to point your Acelle Mail domain to GCE VM instance with an A record first.
Enable SSL (https) for Acelle Mail on Google Cloud
Virtualmin offers an option to request a Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate for your Acelle Mail domain. Now that you have Virtualmin installed and Acelle Mail domain added to your GCE VM instance, it is the perfect time to enable Let’s Encrypt SSL for Acelle Mail. Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates are issued free of charge and Virtualmin is capable of automatically renewing them.
Install Acelle Mail on Google Cloud with Virtualmin
You have everything set up to host Acelle Mail on GCE now. We took care of every little configuration that is required to run a perfect web server on Google Cloud Engine. This step is to actually install Acelle Mail on Google Compute Engine VM instance. Complete the installation with the tutorial below. You can ignore the prerequisites section.
Redirect http to https with Virtualmin on Google Cloud Engine
Your Acelle Mail should be fully functional at this point. We will wrap things up by setting up 301 redirects from http to https. This step increases Acelle Mail security a bit. This will make sure nobody can spy on your Acelle Mail traffic.
That’s it. If you’ve followed all the steps above, you now have a superfast Acelle Mail installation on Google Could with Virtualmin control panel and LEMP stack. Head over to our sysadmin support forum to get help if you run into errors.