If you’ve just built your WordPress or are planning to launch, the first important choice you need to make is the choice of hosting. It is a very important step that you have to face without haste, taking the time necessary to evaluate all the technical aspects, pricing and plans, performance and services related to your website.
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 cloud hosting for WordPress on AWS could prove to be a game-changer.
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But, you must know Amazon Cloud is not easy to configure unless you are a cloud wizard (or expert). In short, 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?
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. Simply enter the required details and click Start Free button.
Now verify your email address and then log in to your account. There, you should click on the Launch button.
Choose the latest version of WordPress from the list of available applications. Name your application, server and select your project.
Note: You have the choice of launching Cloudways Optimized WordPress, WordPress with WooCommerce, WordPress Multisite, and WordPress without any optimization.
Pick Amazon Web Services from the list of cloud infrastructures.
Select Server Size
Select your server size from the available options. If you hover on any of the server sizes, you can see its RAM and CPU.
Select the estimated bandwidth usage of your WordPress website.
Choose Disk and Database Storage Size
Choose the storage sizes for Application Files and Database.
Choose Data Center Location
Amazon Cloud comes with a lot of location choices. The best practice is to host WordPress website nearest to the target audience since it reduces load times.
Launch Your Server
You’re done! Just press Launch Now to begin configuring your server.
Now, wait till your server is ready!
Once your server is ready, click on Applications from the top menu bar.
Now click on your WordPress application.
Go to Application Management → Access Details → Admin Panel to get your WordPress login credentials.
That’s it! You have successfully launched WordPress on AWS server on a staging environment.
The WordPress optimized 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!