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Is AWS Lightsail a good choice for WordPress?

WordPress was released in the year 2003 and even after two decades, it stands tall as a Content Management System (CMS). More than 30% of today’s websites run on WordPress. WordPress is a lot more than just a blogging platform. It is highly customizable, Robust, SEO-friendly, and with all the available plugins and with the right WordPress developers, it can do wonders. Thus, by collaborating with the right WordPress development company, you could find solutions to several business problems! However, there still exists a sense of ambiguity amongst many regarding whether WordPress is the right choice for an enterprise, from a commercial perspective.

Understanding the term ‘Enterprise’

The term ‘Enterprise’ encompasses within itself a wide range of verticals. It functions in varied sizes with unique organizational values, and the revenue or employee count. Every forward-thinking organizational activity is aimed at creating values, not just maximizing profit. With this aspect in mind, many entrepreneurs still find it difficult to adopt WordPress as a solution.

However, it should not be forgotten that many organizations, including TechCrunch, BBC America, and Walt Disney still run on WordPress platforms. In addition, web hosting services play a vital role as well. It is imperative to choose premium hosting platforms like AWS Lightsail, WP Engine, SiteGround, etc. Maybe more but these are hosting companies we recommend based on the objective of the WordPress website.

We will provide another comparison blog about AWS/SiteGround/WP Engine but for now, let’s talk about AWS Lightsail here…

So what is AWS Lightsail all about and why is it a perfect solution to run your WordPress website? Amazon Web Services or AWS is an on-demand cloud computing platform popular for its mixture of infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and packaged software as a service (SaaS) offerings, Storage, etc., Now, we all know that it is a good fir to run large enterprise applications but how about a simple WordPress website? The answer is yes, you can host a WordPress website in a few clicks.

Hosting WordPress on AWS wasn’t always the breezy task that it is currently. You would have had to handle the management console which is filled with numerous tools that can get difficult to navigate through unless you are a pro. But now, with the launch of Amazon Lightsail and WordPress powered by BitNami, you don’t have to go through the EC2 route.

Lightsail is the all-in-one quick solution that you require to deploy your WordPress website. And that is why Digital Radium, an AWS partner which has certified in-house AWS solution architects and WordPress developers in St. Louis, Missouri. It is a lot easier than you could ever imagine getting started and you could even get to launch your project within a day! Lightsail offers static IP addresses, Dynamic load balancing, auto-backups, managed databases, optimized storage using S3 and SSL/other security options. If you are looking to build a powerful WordPress website with enterprise-class hosting, all at a reasonable cost, then AWS Lightsail is the way to go.

The minimum cost to launch an AWS light sail starts at an affordable cost of $3.50 a month and the subscription fees are charged based on hardware, software, and security add-ons you chose or consume every month. This competitive pricing attracts webmasters who wish to take advantage of the cutting-edge cloud technology while avoiding paying for managed hosting.

Not only is Lightsail attractive on the price scale, but it also comes in a platform that can be accessed easily by individuals who have little technical knowledge. You wouldn't have to get familiar with the AWS console (unless you need to), which can honestly seem like a never-ending abyss at times.

Lightsail and WordPress: The Ideal Pair for Powerful Enterprise-Class Website Hosting

We, at Digital Radium, function with customer satisfaction as the ultimate goal. We always want the best for our clients. Lightsail isn’t the only available option for hosting a WordPress website, but it sure is one of the most sought-after.

Discover why we suggest this combination of Lightsail and WordPress as perfect for any business, especially for a company that is at the growth phase.

  • Growing businesses oftentimes do not have the resources to manage websites using high-end complex systems that require technical know-how. In this situation, a beginner-friendly management console like the one Lightsail offers, promises users access to the important features without the need for any tech expert. You can also use Lightsail to run a self-hosted website in case you require an automated approach. A few minutes is all you(and we) need to bring a website live with the help of Lightsail.
  • Lightsail is set up in a way that you have a metered hourly rate with a maximum monthly price. The packages range starts from $3.50 up to $240 a month too. Any additional data transfer (outbound) that surpasses the limit set by the chosen plan incurs extra charges. Therefore, it has a monthly rate that is versatile based on various factors such as bandwidth consumption, storage, etc., However, you can set a billing alarm when it touches the threshold limit using AWS CloudWatch.
  • As businesses grow, they will need to scale their website too, to meet the increasing demand. A Lightsail subscription can auto-scale your RAM and storage whenever there is a need. On the other hand, if you realize that your chosen plan is exceeding your actual requirements, you can always choose to shift to a new instance that is smaller.

Conclusion

Technological advancements are helping create a friendlier environment for SMEs to launch, grow, and compete. With open-source software like WordPress and simplified advanced tools like Lightsail, businesses can control their website efficiently without investing huge amounts. Overall, these tools are lifesavers for companies that can now focus on the other crucial aspects of a business. Join hands with Digital Radium a top-class web development company in St. Louis having clients all in Kansas City, Tulsa, Chicago, Dallas, etc., sit back and watch the show, rest assured!