I am unable to get this part of the tutorial to work with Google Cloud Compute. I suspect that the reason is ... https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/ip-addresses/reserve-static-internal-ip-address Till, you said you had tested the perfect server setup on Google Cloud Compute and it worked no problem for you. Did you test this part? If so, how did you get it to work exactly? If i alter that file in question according to you tutorial, and then attempt to save it, my command prompt simply hangs for so long i give up and manually close and reopen it. I ask the above because, on google cloud compute trial, one cannot assign more than a single static ip address (this is inclusive of both external and internal...you can assign one only, either 1 external or 1 internal). As a workaround, should i do away with my static external ip address? Which is more important for the purposes of running a webserver with ftp access and outgoing mail?