A brand new Google Cloud Platform region has arrived, this time it’s Eemshaven, Netherlands that gets the honor of joining the GCP lineup. We always roll out new locations alongside Google Cloud Platform and we are really happy to say that the data center in Netherlands has arrived and is now available in the Templ.io Panel.
The Netherlands region is located in Google’s existing datacenter in Eemshaven. Prior to opening their datacenter two years ago, they had procured enough renewable energy on the Dutch grid to ensure consumption would be matched with 100% renewable energy from day one. This means that when you use this region to host your WordPress website, you are doing so sustainably.
Except for the Netherlands, we also have these locations to choose from right now:
South Carolina, USA
North Virginia, USA
St. Ghislain, Belgium
São Paulo, Brazil
Changhua County, Taiwan
How to set up a WordPress site or WooCommerce store in The Netherlands
Here are the simple steps to get started and set up a website in Eemshaven, Netherlands:
Activate your account with the verification link that was sent to your email inbox and log in to the templ.io Panel
Click Create Website
Name your website and select Netherlands in the location list
Click Continue and wait for the setup to finish. Once the process is done, you will be able to access your new WordPress site right away with an URL provided by us. You can also copy an existing WordPress site and migrate it to templ.io to compare the speed of your old host, to do that, please check our migration guide or contact us if you want us to do for you (for free).
Google Cloud Platform Expansion Plans
Above you can see the current regions available in Google Cloud Platform (blue pins) and future regions (white pins).
Google Cloud Platform will expand with new data centers in Los Angeles, Finland and Hong Kong. The expansion to Hong Kong has been confirmed by Google that it will happen this year.