Getting Started with Google Cloud Platform

Google Cloud Platform is a cloud computing service by Google that offers hosting on the same supporting infrastructure that Google uses internally for end-user products like Google Search and YouTube. Cloud Platform provides developer products to build a range of programs from simple websites to complex applications.

How do I get a Google Cloud account?

  • Sign in to your Google account. If you don’t already have one, sign up for a new account.

Google SignUp


  • If you sign up for a new account, fill your payment profile and payment method.

Google SignUp - Payment Details

Google Console Platform

Google Cloud Storage allows world-wide storage and retrieval of any amount of data at any time. You can use Google Cloud Storage for a range of scenarios including serving website content, storing data for archival and disaster recovery, or distributing large data objects to users via direct download.

Google Console Dashboard


  • Select or create a Cloud Platform Console project. Go to the Projects page.

Google Console - Create Project


  • In the Compute Engine, go to the VM Instances page.

Compute Engine - Create Instance


  • Click the Create instance button.
  • In the Boot disk section, click Change to begin configuring your boot disk.
  • In the OS images tab, choose the Debian 8 image.
  • Click Select.
  • In the Firewall section, select Allow HTTP traffic.

Create an Instance


  • In the disk section, click create disk to begin configuring your additional disk.

Create Disk


  • Click the Create button to create the instance.

Google Instance Created


Allow a short time for the instance to start up. Once ready, it will be listed on the VM Instances page with a green status icon and click the SSH button in the row of the instance to which you want to connect. You now have a terminal window for interacting with your Linux instance.  Finally, your google cloud instance created successfully.


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