☁️ AWS Cloud Project 6

☁️ AWS Cloud Project 6

🌐Introduction: In this comprehensive guide, we'll take you through the process of deploying a WordPress website on AWS Lightsail. We'll cover everything from setting up your Lightsail instance to configuring a custom domain and leveraging AWS CloudFront for enhanced performance and security.

☁️Deploy web application on AWS Lightsail

🔗 Tags: AWS, Lightsail, WordPress, Custom Domain, CloudFront, Website Deployment

Title: Step-by-Step Guide: Configuring and Deploying WordPress on AWS Lightsail

Part 1: Deploying WordPress on Lightsail Marketplace

Step 1: Launching a WordPress Instance

  1. Log in to your AWS Management Console.

  2. Navigate to AWS Lightsail and click on "Create instance."

  3. Choose the "WordPress" blueprint from the "Select a blueprint" section.

  4. Configure your instance by selecting the appropriate instance plan and region.

  5. Give your instance a unique name and click "Create instance."

Step 2: Accessing Your WordPress Dashboard

  1. Once your instance is running, click on its name to access the management page.

  2. Find the "Open in browser" option to access your WordPress dashboard.

  3. Complete the initial setup by providing your website's title, admin username, and password.

Assign Static IP

Configuring a Custom Domain on Lightsail

Step 1: Purchasing a Domain (if Needed)

  1. Choose a domain registrar (e.g., GoDaddy) and purchase your desired domain name.

  2. Configure the domain's DNS settings to use AWS Lightsail's DNS servers.

Step 2: Setting Up DNS in Lightsail

  1. In Lightsail, navigate to the "Networking" tab of your instance.

  2. Click "Create DNS zone" and enter your domain name.

  3. Configure DNS records, including A records and CNAME records.

Step 3: Updating WordPress Settings

  1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard.

  2. Go to "Settings" > "General."

  3. Update the "WordPress Address (URL)" and "Site Address (URL)" with your custom domain.

Part 3: Configuring AWS CloudFront on AWS Lightsail

Step 1: Creating a CloudFront Distribution

  1. Access the AWS Management Console and navigate to AWS CloudFront.

  2. Click "Create Distribution" and choose the "Web" distribution type.

  3. Configure your distribution settings, including your custom domain as an alternate domain name.

Access Wordpress through browser

Step 2: Updating DNS Records

  1. In Lightsail DNS, create a CNAME record pointing to your CloudFront distribution domain.

Step 3: Securing CloudFront with HTTPS

  1. In CloudFront settings, select your distribution and click "Edit."

  2. Under the "SSL Certificate" section, choose your custom domain's SSL certificate.

Access wordpress instance through SSH

Custom Domain Registration:

Create and assign static ip

Domain Configuration

Go to Domain & DNS from AWS Lighsail

⚙️ Configure DNS Zone: After confirming, you'll set up your DNS zone. This is like creating a map for your domain to lead visitors to your website.

📝 Add DNS Records: Add essential DNS records – A records, CNAME records, and more. Think of these as signposts guiding visitors to your virtual doorstep.

Create storage bucket for wordpress media

Create Distribution

Create SSL certificate

Attach certificate




CNAME records are automatically added to Domain


  1. Create Lightsail wordpress instance

  2. Create Static Ip

  3. Assign custom domain

  4. For Content distribution:

    1. Create storage bucket

    2. Create distribution

    3. Create SSL Certificate

Attach storage


configuring https


Verify that SSL certificate validated


You've successfully deployed a WordPress website on AWS Lightsail and configured a custom domain while optimizing performance and security with AWS CloudFront. By following this step-by-step guide, you've taken a significant step towards building a scalable and secure web presence.

🎉 Congratulations on your WordPress deployment with AWS Lightsail! 🚀

🔗 Tags: AWS, Lightsail, WordPress, Custom Domain, CloudFront, Website Deployment

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