How to Install and Run Wordpress on AWS
WordPress is an open source CMS originally built as a web publishing platform, quickly becoming a de-facto standard for blogs. Thanks to its huge third-party plugin ecosystem, WordPress has been adopted for use many different situations never imagined by its creators, including dynamic websites, e-commerce platforms, and online newspapers. It's a terrific software package with a huge user base, but getting the most out of it can be tricky.
This course demonstrate installing and running WordPress on Amazon Web Services. Expert Linux System Administrator David Clinton will guide you through installation, from the easy way (using a Cloudformation template), up to deploying a highly customizable instance on EC2 and RDS. You will learn to use optimization tools like Varnish and Route53 and to monitor availability and costs with CloudWatch.
Who should take this course
This is an intermediate course that will assume some basic knowledge of the AWS system. Some familiarity with the Linux Command Line Interface and MySQL might also be helpful.To move to the next step, check out our EC2 and RDS courses, and our introductory AWS video. You might also enjoy our courses on CloudFormation, LAMP stacks on AWS and Security on Linux based AWS instances, which make great follow ups.
If you want to challenge yourself, check out our questions.
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About the Author
David taught high school for twenty years, worked as a Linux system administrator for five years, and has been writing since he could hold a crayon between his fingers. His childhood bedroom wall has since been repainted.
Having worked directly with all kinds of technology, David derives great pleasure from completing projects that draw on as many tools from his toolkit as possible.
Besides being a Linux system administrator with a strong focus on virtualization and security tools, David writes technical documentation and user guides, and creates technology training videos.
His favorite technology tool is the one that should be just about ready for release tomorrow. Or Thursday.