Hosting WordPress Using Amazon S3

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Hosting WordPress Using Amazon S3

1 hour 55 minutes 8 Credits

SPL-39 Version 4.0.6

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This lab demonstrates how to convert a WordPress website into a static website hosted on Amazon S3. This has the advantage of dramatically reducing the hosting cost for a website while supporting a large-scale user base.


  • Step 1: You will configure and populate a WordPress server running on Amazon EC2.
  • Step 2: You will use a script to export a static version of your WordPress site to HTML.
  • Step 3: You will copy the static files to Amazon S3 for static website hosting.

Topics covered

This lab will cover:

  • Configuring WordPress on Amazon EC2.
  • Exporting WordPress to static files.
  • Copying static files to an Amazon S3 static website.
  • Creating a cron job to automatically update Amazon S3.

Technical knowledge prerequisites

In order to successfully complete this exercise, you should be familiar with basic website concepts.

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