How to Host WordPress on AWS

by Mansoor Ahmed Khan  January 31, 2018

Content is the king and WordPress is one of its grandest castles. However, you do not build castles on just any piece of land. You pick the choicest territory. In the world of Cloud, knowing how to host WordPress on AWS could prove to be a game-changer.

Host WordPress on AWS

But, Amazon Cloud is not easy to configure or get accustomed to! Unless you are a cloud wizard (or expert), you won’t be able to handle the Amazon Cloud alone. The black command interface holds a lot of promise, but it’s only for the learned.

Then what should you do?

Well, you can deploy WordPress on Amazon cloud via Cloudways. Everything’s done from launching Amazon cloud to deploying a lightning-fast stack to installing a WordPress admin in just a few minutes.

Why Choose Amazon cloud?

In the cloud industry, Amazon Cloud is known for its reliability and uptime. Many of its data center locations have almost 100% uptime. This means websites hosted on Amazon will never go down. Then, the next question that comes is why do you need to deployment via Cloudways?

You need the expertise to handle Amazon Cloud infrastructure. This type of specialized skill is not light in the pocket. Cloudways has a team which solely focuses on managing Amazon cloud instances. Therefore, we will make all Amazon servers get regular updates for OS and firmware. Plus, a layer of security protocols ensures the robust protection of AWS instance.

How to Install WordPress on AWS?

If you go directly, it may take you some time and expertise (and a lot of Googling) to get somewhere. If you want a quick deployment, then launch a WordPress AWS  instance through Cloudways where everything at the server level is managed by cloud experts. You only need to focus on your WordPress website. So, let’s get started.

Sign up for Cloudways

You need to sign up for Cloudways Account. Once you have signed up, you will be taken to the Platform. There, you should click on Launch.

Host WordPress on AWS Launch

Select WordPress

Choose the latest version of WordPress from the list of available applications. Name your application, server and select your project.

Host WordPress on AWS Application and Server Details

Choose Amazon Web Services

Pick Amazon Web Services from the list of cloud infrastructure options.

Host WordPress on AWS Cloud Server

Select Server Size

Pick your server size from the available options.

Host WordPress on AWS Server Size

Select Bandwidth

Select the estimated bandwidth usage of your WordPress site.

Host WordPress on AWS Bandwidth

Choose Disk and Database Storage Size

Choose the storage sizes for Database and Application files.

Host WordPress on AWS Storage

Choose Data Center Location

Amazon comes with a lot of location choices. The best practice is to host WordPress site nearest to the target audience since it reduces load times.

Host WordPress on AWS Location

Click Launch Server

You’re done! Just press Launch Server to begin configuring your server.

Host WordPress on AWS Server Launch

Wrapping Up!

The WordPress hosting server stack on the managed AWS cloud is made up of Apache and Nginx web servers with Varnish and Memcached optimization. You can enable Redis cache too. Plus, you can integrate Elasticsearch on WordPress website.

If you think you are ready to install WordPress on AWS, start a free trial now!

Make Your WordPress Website 100% Faster.

Host it now on Cloudways WordPress Hosting Platform.

About Mansoor Ahmed Khan

Mansoor Ahmed Khan is a WordPress Community Manager at Cloudways.

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    Thanks for this post.

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    VULTR compared to DigitalOcean?

    In your experience, for smaller sites with low traffic, how does 512 Ram compare to 1 Gig Ram as far as performance goes?