Projects on AWS: Build a WordPress Website

Deploy and host a production-ready WordPress website on AWS

In this project, you will learn how to deploy and host WordPress, an open-source blogging tool and content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. You will implement an architecture to host WordPress for a production workload with minimal management responsibilities required from you. To accomplish this, you will use AWS Elastic Beanstalk and Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS). Once you upload the WordPress files, Elastic Beanstalk automatically handles the deployment, from capacity provisioning, load balancing, auto-scaling to application health monitoring. Amazon RDS provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity, while managing time-consuming database administration tasks for you.

.. The total cost of building a WordPress website will vary depending on your usage and the instance types you select for the web server and database instance. Using the default configuration recommended in this guide, it will typically cost $450/month to host the WordPress site. This cost reflects the minimum resources recommended for a production ready WordPress workload, with only one active web server and a separate Amazon RDS MySQL database instance. The total cost may increase if you use Auto Scaling to increase the number of web server instances in the event of increased traffic to your WordPress site (approximately $75/month for each additional web server assuming that the web server is active for the entire month). To see a breakdown of the services used and their associated costs, see Services Used and Costs.