WordPress is easy to use that’s why it has a lot of users and developers. One of the best things about it is the strong community, which is the foundation of WordPress.
We chose Amazon Web Services because of the infinite tools and raw blocks you can use. Another factor is the deployment speed. In a traditional deployment it takes 48 – 96 hours, while with Amazon Machine Image, you can deploy a machine that’s ready in minutes.
AWS also has a strong community. USA has the largest with 57 user groups, followed by Japan with 54 user groups.
It’s a pre-configured OS & virtual app software that’s a combination of HHVM, Nginx & Reverse Proxy Cache, allowing users to control it with Nginx Cache Controller GUI (plugin).
Why AMIMOTO was created
to use WordPress on AWS more easily (because majority of our projects are based on them)
programmable infrastructure is ideal for us (instead of manually configuring infrastructure, you can write scripts to do it. Not only scripts, but you can also fully incorporate the configuration in your applications code.)
majority of our team are composed of engineers & developers, so we want an environment that is friendly for developers and that has a performance that pass the standards of our engineers.
The code is on GitHub, where some users saw that and asked us if we can help them launch this environment.
What started as a company tool became a tool for users of all tech levels.
Highly Scalable. AMIMOTO is a highly scalable WordPress hosting. With it, scaling up and down to meet traffic demands has become easier and cost-efficient.
User-friendly. WordPress is famous for its 5-minute install, while AMIMOTO is famous for its 3-minute install.
Friendly for beginners with the 1-click launch feature, and friendly for WordPress developers with WP-CLI and git.
High Performance. We’ve done a load test with AMIMOTO vs. Bitnami (also WordPress + AWS, normal install). The result of the test shows that AMIMOTO is 100x faster than normal install. The performance is also boosted with Nginx and HHVM.
Ninja Speed. Available in 9 Global data centers, uses WP Booster CDN plugin that’s already pre-installed. For media uploads, Amazon S3 is used that provides low-latency data storage infrastructure.
Other speed factors are performance tuning, Nginx and HHVM which is the highlight of the talk.
To show some examples, here are some instance types. In the section of “Recommended WordPress Installs”, this vary depending on the number of your installed themes or plugins.
“PV / month” shows an estimate number, while Elastic Block Store (EBS) is the storage for EC2 instances.
T2 instances are for workloads that don’t use the full CPU often or consistently. It’s suited for general purpose workloads, like web servers, development environments, small databases, including blogs, company, enterprise or organization sites.
For compute-bound applications, c4 instances are suitable for this, including batch processing workloads, high traffic web servers & high performance computing (HPC).
It’s for large-scale media sites, advertisement sites, server for multiplayer online gaming