After facing the reality that I require a faster hosting provider, I ultimately decided to try out some of Amazon’s hosting goods. Amazon has so numerous web services that it can be a tiny daunting to get started with them, but I decided to give it a go.
The very first factor that I looked for was the capacity to host WordPress web sites. After a tiny study, I identified that Amazon had just introduced a program for WordPress. Utilizing their new LightSail solution, I found that it was truly fairly straight forward to configure and load up WordPress. There are several other popular CMS apps as properly, such as Drupal and Joomla. If you are interested in an e-Commerce solution, Magento is also supported.
Lightsail is not for huge deployments, but it is fairly darn effortless for smaller sized requirements. In a nutshell, you sign up, place in your domain name, set up WordPress, set up your DNS zones, map the static ip address that is assigned to you, and it launches.
When you go to launch a single of the apps, Amazon refers to them as instances. You would choose the instance that you are interested in (WordPress, Drupal, and so on) and stick to the step-by-step directions.
1. The 1st thing is to name your instance. If you never name it, Lightsail will produce a name for you. Amazon operates in zones, and in my case, it is usually Virginia. You can alter the zone if you like, but I’ve located it is far better just to leave it at the default zone.
2. You will also choose your instance plan, which is the monthly charge that suits your specifications.
3. You can also run other different scrips and select either the default SSH crucial pair or adjust the crucial pair. As above, I constantly stick with the default.
four. Then click generate. It requires a couple of minutes and then a page comes up with a public ip address and a username to connect to the instance. You will want your private key from your Amazon account, so if you do not have one particular, you will want to develop it.
5. Bitnami is utilized to connect to the new site. But following, you have loaded WordPress, you login precisely the very same way with each and every other hosting firm. Bitnami is fairly intuitive and does not take far more than 15 or 20 minutes to learn how to navigate about.
There is also some project guides and videos as properly to assist with the install. According to the WordPress project guide there is only 5 measures, but in reality, it is a lot more like 8 methods.
I loaded this up a few weeks ago, so I have not had time to fully create it out, but I had no problems loading the theme. I am also employing an AWS plugin (free of charge) that will copy any media files to Amazon S3 and serve from S3 Cloudfront. Hopefully, this will reduce down on load occasions for my pages.
It takes some obtaining employed to not having cpanel, but, all in all, I would say, It is a definite Yes to at least trying Amazon’s Lightsail to host your WordPress sites.
Next on the Amazon agenda_ HTML sites.