Getting Started with AWS
Deploy WordPress with Amazon RDS
Module 5: Explore Your New Website and Clean Up
In this module, you will clean up the resources created in this guide so that you will not be charged
In this guide, 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.
For additional information, check out the Best Practices for WordPress on AWS whitepaper.
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 guide so that you will not be charged.
Time to complete
What you will accomplish
In this module, you will clean up resources created in this guide by
- removing your EC2 instance
- deleting your Amazon RDS instance.
Remove your EC2 instanceFirst, you can remove your EC2 instance that is hosting your WordPress site.
Navigate to the EC2 Instances page and find your EC2 instance. Select it, and choose the Actions button. Select Instance state > Terminate instance.
Choose the Terminate button to terminate your instance.
Delete your Amazon RDS instance
To delete your Amazon RDS instance, navigate to the RDS Databases page in the AWS console. Find your WordPress Amazon RDS instance and select it. Then, select Actions and Delete.
Enter delete me into the confirmation box and choose the Delete button to finalize the process.
You successfully set up a WordPress site to run a blog! 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.