If you’re looking to host your WordPress blog on AWS, it’s best to have a deep understanding of AWS, IaaS and SaaS (Software as a Service) and their advantages over the public cloud computing models. Most cloud providers offer versions of both IaaS and SaaS: basic model that delivers hosted applications and enables users to access them via an internet browser while others offer “business logic” apps, also known as “virtualization” applications that run behind the scenes but can be accessed by users in the browser. Some AWS users will prefer the latter, since they expect the functionality of these hosted apps to differ from those of the public cloud platform. However, there are also a number of features that AWS users find very useful, including: high-availability servers, real-time capacity reporting, elasticity, flexibility, control, and more. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the ways that an organization can take advantage of these services and take its operational efficiency to the next level.
In the context of cloud computing and WordPress hosting, an “instance” is equivalent to a computer that has been provisioned with the specific operating system, memory, resources, etc. by an AWS engineer, then provisioned for consumption by a user or client. Instances can be either physical or virtual. Virtual environments are self-running applications that are created just like any other application on AWS’s virtual machines; the difference is that these environments are deployed in AWS’s master-provisioned datacenters. An instance’s life cycle is determined by a number of factors such as how the user requests the instance, what kind of services they want from the instance, what type of security credentials they require, and what role the user or client needs to operate the instance.
WordPress hosting on AWS comes with the ability to easily move your blog from one AWS account to another. You can also test various aspects of your website performance on AWS’s edge through the AWS APIs. For example, you can access the AWS APIs to see how your page is being rendered across different devices via curl command or simple curl command line. The coder will have written customized code in the form of a plugin that runs on the front end development server and then sends requests to the AWS APIs to get the information required for rendering the webpage.