Deploy Wordpress using CloudFormation

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Lab Steps

Logging in to the Amazon Web Services Console
Create a CloudFormation Stack
Check Stack Status
View Stack Resources
Delete the Stack

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Create your first cloud infrastructure using Amazon CloudFormation

Amazon CloudFormation is a popular way to make interacting with AWS repeatable. It lets you create complex infrastructure with easy-to-understand JSON specifications. CloudFormation permits you to specify in JSON all of the AWS resources that make up your infrastructure, and handles creating and connecting them automatically. It makes scaling up a snap!

A CloudFormation stack can manage a variety of things: DynamoDB tables, Elastic IPs, EC2 instances, Virtual Private Cloud networks and security groups, Route53 zones and records, IAM users, CloudWatch logs and alarms, S3 buckets, and much more. In this Lab, you will use CloudFormation to launch an EC2 (Linux) instance with a full WordPress installation.


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About the Author

Ryan and his faithful business partner Jade build tools for OpenStack and AWS to automate support of high-availability applications. Offline, he can be found buried in human factors books looking for ways to build more resilient systems.

Ryan loves working with large systems, the less predictable the better. Scaling, load balancing, and graceful failure handling are his favorite classes of problems.

His free time quickly fills with personal projects and self directed research on new tools or different areas of software development.