How to Migrate from RDS to MySQL on EC2

Introduction A year ago I moved all my websites to AWS using the free tier, using an EC2 t2.micro and the RDS relational database service. Now that my year of free tier is up I’d like to reduce my costs. I want to migrate from RDS to MySQL on EC2.…

Free HTTPS and HTTP2 for WordPress using Lets Encrypt on AWS – Part Five – Hosting WordPress on AWS Tutorial

Introduction This multi-part tutorial is a complete guide to setting up WordPress on AWS. This part of our tutorial we’ll set up HTTPS and HTTP/2 using free Let’s Encrypt certificates, and update WordPress to work on the new URL. Links to other parts of our tutorial Part One, Introduction Part…

WordPress Website Optimization, Nginx Caching and DNS Changes to Go Live – Part Four – Hosting WordPress on AWS Tutorial

Introduction This multi-part tutorial is a complete guide to setting up WordPress on AWS. In this part of our tutorial we’ll set up load testing and benchmarking, we’ll optimize the content delivery, and we’ll change DNS to take the website live. Benchmarking was done with both ab (Apache Bench) and…