An Amazon Machine Image (AMI) is a pre-configured operating system and virtual application software installed on a virtual machine within the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). It serves as the base deployment for services delivered using EC2.
A WordPress AMI is specially designed to to install WordPress as a “virtual appliance” on an EC2 instance. Basically, this avoids the requirement for the user to install WordPress. Our RipCloud WordPress AMI is optimized for the Amazon Cloud for by utilizing caching, nginx and security enhancements. The install is offers simple hooks into the Amazon cloud such as S3, simple email service (SES), alerting and more.