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WordPress on AWS Whitepapers

This is a guest post by Andreas Chatzakis (@achatzakis), one of our AWS Solutions Architects.

WordPress is a very popular open source blogging tool and content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. AWS customers have been deploying WordPress to power anything from small blogs up to high traffic web sites.

We have recently published two new whitepapers about running WordPress on AWS:

  1. WordPress: Best Practices on AWS – This whitepaper helps system administrators get started with WordPress on AWS and shows them how to improve the cost efficiency of the deployment as well as the end-user experience. It also provides a reference architecture that addresses common scalability and high availability requirements.

  2. Deploying WordPress with AWS Elastic Beanstalk – This whitepaper demonstrates how to use AWS Elastic Beanstalk to implement a highly available and scalable deployment of WordPress. It includes the use of additional services such as Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon CloudFront, and Amazon ElastiCache to improve the efficiency and performance of the installation.

These whitepapers complement the slides presented at the AWS reInvent 2014 conference: Best Practices for Running WordPress on AWS (slides, video).

We hope you find the above material useful, and we are always eager to hear your stories and experience with WordPress on AWS!