Introduction: Deploy WordPress with Amazon RDS
Follow step-by-step instructions to set up a WordPress site to run a blog.
WordPress is a highly popular content management system (CMS) that is used for over 30% of all sites on the internet. It is most commonly used for blogs but can also be used for running e-commerce sites, message boards, and many other popular use cases.
What You Will Learn
Why This Matters
- Automated backup and recovery so that you won’t lose data in the event of an accident;
- Regular updates and patches, keeping your database secure and performant;
- Easy installation with smart default parameters.
- An Amazon EC2 instance to install and host the WordPress application;
- An Amazon RDS for MySQL database to store your WordPress data.
Create an AWS Account
Use a personal account or create a new AWS account for this lab rather than using an organization’s account to ensure that you have full access to the necessary services and do not leave behind any resources from the lab.
Once you have an AWS account set up, move on to the next module where you launch a MySQL database instance with Amazon RDS.
This tutorial is divided into five short modules. You must complete each module in order before moving on to the next one.
- Creating a MySQL Database with RDS (5 minutes): Configure the RDS database to allow access to specific entities.
- Creating an EC2 Instance (10 minutes): Create an EC2 instance to run your WordPress site.
- Configuring Your RDS Database (15 minutes): Configure the RDS database to allow access to specific entities.
- Configuring WordPress on EC2 (15 minutes): Install the WordPress application and dependencies on the EC2 instance.
- Explore your New Web Site and Clean Up (5 minutes): Clean up the resources created in this lab so that you will not be charged.