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WordPress on S3: do it yourself


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WordPress on Amazon S3: real simple. Launch your own WordPress site to the cloud today!
You don’t even have to change the web hoster.
Step 1. Deploy Cloud Storage Engine (ClouSE) for MySQL on your WordPress site
Step 2. Move the website content to the cloud
Step 3. Activate WP2Cloud plugin
Now WordPress can seamlessly store all its data on the cloud storage.

Using cloud storage to store website data has the following benefits:
• No backup and recovery is needed for site data
• Storage is extremely reliable and durable
• Media files (such as pictures, documents) are served by the cloud storage directly
• Storage cost scales with usage, no upfront reservation is needed
• Storage consumption scales up and down with the amount of data stored
This presentation provides a step-by-step guide for anyone to launch a WordPress site that stores its data in Amazon S3.

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WordPress on S3: do it yourself

  1. 1. Artem LivshitsCEO OblakSoft
  2. 2.  Prerequisites ◦ Server machine login ◦ Root access to server machine ◦ Admin access to MySQL server ClouSE installation
  3. 3.  From Linux, *nix, Mac client ◦ Start terminal, run: ◦ ssh From Windows PC ◦ Install PuTTY ◦ (See screenshot later in the slides) If in doubt, ask your hoster!
  4. 4.  ssh ◦ Log in as user myuser to machine ◦ Will be prompted for password ssh -i mysecret.pem ◦ Use mysecret.pem private key instead of password ssh ◦ Log in as user root to
  5. 5.  You can gain root access if you ◦ Either know root password (or SSH private key) ◦ Or can run ‘sudo’ command If you know root password, you may be able ◦ To login as root ◦ To login as someone else, then run ‘su’ command If in doubt, ask your hoster!
  6. 6.  Using ‘su’ command ◦ su ◦ (Enter the root’s password, when prompted) Using ‘sudo’ command ◦ sudo bash
  7. 7.  You will need admin access to MySQL server Command line example ◦ mysql -u root -p phpMyAdmin example If in doubt, ask your hoster!
  8. 8.  Get it from ◦ Pick ClouSE binaries that match your server OS Upload the archive file to your server ◦ Use the tools you normally use for file uploading ◦ Place the file to the home directory
  9. 9.  Login to server machine ◦ From Linux, *nix, Mac: ssh … ◦ From Windows: PuTTY … Extract ClouSE binaries ◦ tar xzf clouse-1.0*.tar.gz This would create a directory like ◦ clouse-1.0b.1.7-linux-x64
  10. 10.  cd clouse-1.0* ./install-clouse ◦ You need to be root to run this script ◦ You’ll be prompted for MySQL’s root password ◦ You’ll be prompted for S3 access & secret keys ◦ You’ll be prompted for bucket URL
  11. 11.  You’ll be prompted for access & secret keys Click this link to get the keys
  12. 12.  You’ll be prompted for Bucket URL Click this link to create / find a bucket
  13. 13.  Follow ‘WordPress on S3: manual steps’ at ◦ Move tables to the cloud ◦ Activate WP2Cloud plugin
  14. 14. OblakSoft YOUR WAY TO THE CLOUD Get FREE WordPress on S3 / Yapixx @