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How to Host WooCommerce on Amazon Cloud (AWS)

Updated on January 16, 2018

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Cloud is now becoming a real buzzword in the hosting market. Back in the day, when services were limited, launching a website was rather a difficult task to accomplish. Entering the new millennium, we are now introduced to the world of cloud web hosting. So what is actually a Cloud? A Cloud is a connection between remote infrastructure hardware (server) which stores and processes user data and the user’s desktop, laptop, phones, tablets, etc.

No wonder the malls are getting less busier these days. The question that hovers our mind is why? This simple question is best resolved with a simple answer: Ecommerce Online Shopping. While surfing the internet today, one can find hundreds of websites that are selling products domestically as well as internationally.

Are you thinking of starting your own ecommerce store?

Scared of competition!? Wait, there’s more to add to your nightmares. For many people, the process of how to host WooCommerce on AWS is a real challenge. You also need to worry about complex coding, HTML, CSS, Javascript, WooCommerce web hosting. etc. That is quite a drain on your bank account!

Host WooCommerce on Amazon

Guess what? Technology has an advanced buddy! You got WordPress now. WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS) software that allows you to forget the complexities of coding and lets you focus purely on content, appearance, and management of your website through a user-friendly admin console. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? But wait there is more.

If you are an Ecommerce online store owner and you wish to launch your website through a cloud service, Cloudways is your solution. It is a web hosting platform that offers Managed Cloud Hosting for you.

Can’t Get Easier Than This

Let’s clear up a few things before we tell you how easy it is to launch your very own online store on the internet. First things first, you need to get a registered domain name. After you get yourself registered to DNS, you need an application called WordPress to design.

But why am I discussing WordPress here when my article states WooCommerce? Well, that’s because WooCommerce is a plugin integrated with WordPress so you can transform your website into an online shopping store. From real products and digital downloads to subscriptions, content and even your time, you’ll be able to set up a WooCommerce store to sell worldwide.

To launch your very own WordPress website based on WooCommerce, you need a good cloud service provider. Some of the reliable names in the cloud market are DigitalOcean, Vultr, Google Cloud, Amazon Cloud etc. However, this article is focused on how to install WooCommerce on Amazon Cloud hosting.

Get The Best Cloud Hosting Service In Just a Few Clicks!

Here is a step by step guide to launch your own server and host your WooCommerce Application on WordPress with Cloudways.

  1. Sign up on Cloudways
  2. Select WordPress with WooCommerce
  3. Choose Amazon Web Services
  4. Select Server Size
  5. Set Bandwidth
  6. Specify Storage
  7. Choose Data-Center Location
  8. Launch Server
  9. Access WooCommerce

Step 1: Sign up on Cloudways

Sign-Up with Cloudways. Become a part of Cloudways through an easy sign-up process. Verify your account and you are now in.

signup free

Step 2: Select WordPress with WooCommerce

Once you login to the Cloudways Platform, you will be asked to select an Application which is WordPress with WooCommerce.


Step 3: Choose Amazon Web Services

Select WooCommercce Amazon Cloud from the choice of available Cloud providers.

Step 4: Select Server Size

Select size of your server.

aws server size

Step 5: Set Storage

Select Bandwidth according to your requirements.


Step 6: Specify Storage

Specify Disk size for server and application.

aws storage

Step 7: Choose Data-Center Location

Select the nearest location of your data center for perfect latency.

aws data center location

Step 8: Launch Server

Done with the details. Click Launch and Viola! Your WooCommerce store on Cloudways is now launched.

launch server

Step 9: Access WooCommerce

Once your server is launched you will have two tabs on your platform. A server management tab and an application management tab. Click the Applications tab. Go to Access Details. Check Admin Area access and click the URL. Enter Username and Password on the WordPress login page and you have launched your first staging area for your website based on WooCommerce.

application management

For further information on how to direct your website to Cloudways, please refer to our support page.

We at Cloudways aim to minimize WooCommerce web hosting hassles and make business transactions as easy as it gets. If you’ve got any questions about how to host WooCommerce on AWS through Cloudways, contact our 24/7/365 Live Chat Support Team and they’ll be happy to assist you.

Here is a video that demonstrate the entire process of hosting WooCommerce on AWS:

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Saud Razzak

Saud is the WordPress Community Manager at Cloudways - A Managed WooCommerce Hosting Platform. Saud is responsible for creating buzz, spread knowledge, and educate the people about WordPress in the Community around the globe. In his free time, he likes to play cricket and learn new things on the Internet. You can email him at

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