Hey guys, below is a tutorial on how to speed up your WordPress installation in the Cloud. This tutorial will cover an installation of WordPress on a Linux LAMP stack on a instance on the AWS Cloud inside Ec2.
First things first, depending on your instance size and specs you will need to run some calculations on how much your server can actually take. Most users miss an important step with their default Apache installation on their server or instance in the cloud. The biggest misunderstanding is that Apache will work out of the box perfectly with any server size. This is wrong. The default Apache settings require quite a bit of server resources and if you do not have them, which you won’t likely will not. This calculation uses your available ram to calculate Apache’s prefork MPM settings. The calculation out something like this: (Total Memory – Critical Services Memory) / Size Per Apache proces.
This guide applies to increasing the root volume size of an EBS EC2 Linux instance on AWS. By default most Linux instances come with an 8gb root volume unless you changed it at first launch. If you are one of the people that forgot to do this or you just simply need to extend the volume take a look at this guide.
If you have ever wondered how to use the Amazon SES SMTP endpoint with Postfix this is the guide for you. This is going to be very close to what is in the documentation on the AWS Website. I will cover some pain points that I have seen and ran into while trying to implement this.
The following guide will help you resize an EBS volume on a Windows instance inside EC2 on AWS. The task can be a little daunting but is quite easy once you have done it the first time. Remember this guide only helps with increasing the size of the EBS volume not decrease it.