In this lab, you learned how to set up a WordPress site on Amazon EC2. As part of this, you used a MySQL database from Amazon RDS. Amazon RDS provides fully-managed database options so you can focus on the things that matter for your business.
Now it’s time for the fun part -- go play with your new site. Configure the design, add pages and posts, and start getting users to your site.
There are a number of ways to improve your WordPress installation, such as:
For additional information, check out the whitepaper on WordPress Best Practices on AWS.
Note: If you ever stop and start your WordPress EC2 instance, use an Elastic Load Balancer in front of your EC2 instance, or associate a domain name with your site, you may need to update some WordPress configuration settings. Please see WordPress’s reference documentation on changing the site URL for more information.
In the steps below, you will clean up the resources created in this lab so that you will not be charged.
Time to Complete Module: 5 Minutes