WordPress is the most popular content management system (CRM) with 50,000 new sites and blogs launched every day. With its versatile plug-in architecture and template system, WordPress enables non-technical users the ability to launch and manage complex web sites with no development expertise. Web site development, once requiring years of technical expertise, is now available to the masses with WordPress.
In 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) began offering IT infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services — now commonly known as cloud computing. Benefits of AWS include low, pay-as-you-go pricing with no up-front expenses or long-term commitments, a massive global cloud infrastructure as well as a secure, durable technology platform with industry-recognized certifications and audits.
Recently, Amazon released an entry-level “micro-instance” option for their popular EC2 cloud computing product line. This small, low cost instance is a perfect solution for small WordPress developers needing to host only a handful of sites. One major challenge of cloud computing is the deep expertise required to set up and efficiently manage the services. Therefore, AWS has been out of reach for many less-technical WordPress developers. Here at RipCloud we are working to reduce the complexity and provide simple, turn-key options to deploy and manage AWS-optimized versions of WordPress on the cloud. Follow us on Twitter to be the first to know of our announcements!