Hosting WordPress on AWS

AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Amazon S3 and other storage options
Amazon RDS with its read replica in other AZ
AWS IAM(Identity and Access Management)
How IAM works

Step-by-step Procedure :

  1. Creating RDS instances
  2. Create S3 bucket for static content
  3. Creating source bundle
  4. Create Elastic Beanstalk application
  5. Link Elastic Beanstalk application to RDS instance
  1. On the RDS dashboard, In the sidebar click on ‘databases’ and click on the create database.
  1. Go to the S3 dashboard. Click on ‘Create Bucket’.
  2. Give the name of the bucket and Select the region.
  1. Go to the IAM dashboard, select “Policies” from the menu at left , and click the “Create Policy” button.
"Version": "2012-10-17", //This is versioning internal to AWS.
"Statement": [
"Effect": "Allow", //We want to allow the following actions on the resource.
"Action": [
], //Allow the user to get, put, and delete files in our bucket.
"Resource": [
"arn:aws:s3:::YOUR-BUCKET-NAME", //Allow the actions on the bucket itself.
"arn:aws:s3:::YOUR-BUCKET-NAME/*" //Allow the actions on all files within the bucket.
  1. Go to the IAM dashboard, select “Users” from the menu at left , and click the “Add User” button.

Create your source bundle

// AWS configuration for WP Offload S3.
// MySQL configuration.
define('DB_NAME', $_SERVER['RDS_DB_NAME']);
define('DB_HOST', $_SERVER['RDS_HOSTNAME'] . ':' . $_SERVER['RDS_PORT']);
define('DB_CHARSET', 'utf8');
define('DB_COLLATE', '');
// Authentication keys and salts.define('AUTH_KEY', $_SERVER['WP_AUTH_KEY']);
// Other WordPress defaults.$table_prefix = 'wp_';
define('WP_DEBUG', false);
if (!defined('ABSPATH'))
define('ABSPATH', dirname(__FILE__) . '/');
require_once(ABSPATH . 'wp-settings.php');
AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID: 'placeholder
AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY: 'placeholder'
WP_AUTH_KEY: 'placeholder'
WP_SECURE_AUTH_KEY: 'placeholder'
WP_LOGGED_IN_KEY: 'placeholder'
WP_NONCE_KEY: 'placeholder'
WP_AUTH_SALT: 'placeholder'
WP_SECURE_AUTH_SALT: 'placeholder'
WP_LOGGED_IN_SALT: 'placeholder'
WP_NONCE_SALT: 'placeholder'
RDS_DB_NAME: 'placeholder'
RDS_HOSTNAME: 'placeholder'
RDS_PORT: '3306'
RDS_USERNAME: 'placeholder'
RDS_PASSWORD: 'placeholder'
  1. Go to the Elastic Beanstalk dashboard and click “Create New Application” in the upper right.
Hosting Wordpress on AWS


Output of how it looks like




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