Best Practices for WordPress on AWS
This whitepaper provides system administrators with specific guidance on how to get started with WordPress on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and how to improve both the cost efficiency of the deployment as well as the end user experience.
October 31, 2019
WordPress is an open-source blogging tool and content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL that is used to power anything from personal blogs to high-traffic websites.
When the first version of WordPress was released in 2003, it was not built with modern elastic and scalable cloud-based infrastructures in mind. Through the work of the WordPress community and the release of various WordPress modules, the capabilities of this CMS solution are constantly expanding. Today, it is possible to build a WordPress architecture that takes advantage of many of the benefits of the AWS Cloud.
For low-traffic blogs or websites without strict high availability requirements, a simple deployment of a single server might be suitable. This deployment isn’t the most resilient or scalable architecture, but it is the quickest and most economical way to get your website up and running.