After facing the fact that I desire a faster hosting provider, we finally decided to try out a number of Amazon’s internet hosting products. Amazon has so many web services that it can be a little daunting to get began with them, but Choice to give it a go.
The first thing that we looked for was the ability to host WordPress websites. After a little research, I found that Amazon had just introduced a program for WordPress. Using their new “LightSail” product, I uncovered that it was actually pretty straight forward to configure and load up WordPress. There are several other popular CMS software as well, such as Drupal and Joomla. If you are thinking about an e-Commerce solution, Magneto is also supported.
LightSail is not for large deployments, but it’s pretty darn easy for smaller requirements. Inside a nutshell, you signal up, put in your domain name, set up Blogger, set up your DNS zones, map the static ip address that’s assigned to you, also it launches.
Any time you go to start one of the programs, Amazon refers to them as “instances”. You would select the instance you are enthusiastic about (WordPress, Drupal, etc.) and follow the step-by-step directions.
- The first thing is to call your instance. If you may mention the product and, LightSail will create a name for you. Amazon works in zones, and in my circumstance, it’s usually Virginia. You are able to change the zone if you like, but I’ve found its better in order to leave it at the default zone.
- A person will also pick your instance plan, which is the monthly cost that suits your requirements.
- You can also run other various scrips and choose either the arrears SSH key pair or change the key set. As above, I always stay with the default.
- Then click create. It will take a couple of minutes and then a webpage comes up with a public internet protocol address and a username to hook up to the instance. You will need your private key from your Amazon bank account, so if you avoid have one, you will need to create it.
- Bitnami can be used to hook up to the new site. But after, you’ve loaded WordPress, you login exactly the same way with every other web hosting company. Bitnami is pretty intuitive and won’t take more than 12-15 or 20 minutes to learn how to get around.
There is also some project guides and videos as well to help with the install. According to the Blogger project guide there is merely 5 steps, but in reality, it’s similar to 8 steps.
I loaded this up a few several weeks ago, therefore i haven’t had time to fully build it out, but I had developed no problems loading the theme. I’m also using an AWS plugin (free) that will copy any media files to Amazon S3 and serve from S3 Cloudfront. Hopefully, this will cut down on load times for my webpages.