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WordPress on S3: going pro

WordPress-on-S3 makes professional website administration as easy as pie.

OblakSoft is pleased to announce availability of the ready-to-run WordPress-on-S3 / Yapixx AMI with enhanced configuration, performance, and website administration features.  Now website owners can use Webmin and phpMyAdmin for secure website administration over the Internet, and pre-configure Cloud Storage Connection for the instance.

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WordPress on S3: now with CDN

OblakSoft is pleased to announce the release of the 1.1.x version of the WP2Cloud WordPress plugin.  This release allows using a Content Distribution Network (CDN), such as Amazon CloudFront, to make content delivery even faster.

The WP2Cloud WordPress plugin now has an option to specify a Content Distribution URL.  When the URL is specified, WP2Cloud redirects cloud storage URLs to point to the CDN.  The CDN then serves the media files from locations around the world to provide the best performance.

The CDN must be configured correspondingly, so that it uses the cloud storage as the origin.  The step-by-step instructions to configure Amazon CloudFront for WordPress on S3 / Yapixx are available here:

WordPress on S3 / Yapixx AMI with CDN support is available for FREE at http://www.oblaksoft.com/downloads/.

See also

WordPress on S3: run a beautiful website on Amazon cloud storage.

WordPress on S3: how it works.

WordPress on S3: run it anywhere.

WordPress on S3: no more backups.

WordPress on S3: WP2Cloud plugin version 1.0.3 is released

OblakSoft is pleased to announce the release of the 1.0.3 version of the WP2Cloud WordPress plugin.  This release addresses media handling issues reported by our early adopters.  Thank you all for your feedback!

This release fixes the following nuisances:

  • Images don’t show correctly in the visual editor
  • Header images don’t show correctly
  • Background images don’t show correctly
  • Edited images don’t show correctly

The WordPress on S3 / Yapixx AMI is updated and tested with the latest releases of software.

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WordPress on S3: run it anywhere

Where to host a dynamic website that stores all its content on Amazon S3? Anywhere you choose to.

OblakSoft is pleased to announce availability of an OVF Virtual Appliance with ready-to-run WordPress on S3: Yapixx.  Now WordPress on S3 can run anywhere, not just in Amazon EC2.

Any web server

The virtual appliance is distributed in the Open Virtualization Format that is supported by most major hypervisor software vendors (such as VMware, VirtualBox, Oracle VM, etc.).  The virtual appliance (one-file OVA package) contains the same software components as the corresponding Yapixx Amazon Machine Image (AMI).

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WordPress on S3: no more backups

WordPress on S3: no more backups

How much trouble will it be if your webserver failed?  No trouble at all, if your website keeps its content on reliable Amazon S3 storage.

There are a lot of nuances in ensuring proper backups and restores of websites. When was the last backup taken? How much data might have been lost? How long will it take to recover it? When was the last time you tested restore? Do you even have an offsite backup?

Now that you can run dynamic websites off Amazon S3 storage, we’ll demonstrate why you no longer need to worry about backing up and restoring your website data. Losing the webserver is no longer a disaster. Cloud storage offers almost unsurpassable reliability a lot of website owners (small & large) would benefit from. In a way you get an “instantaneous backup” to the cloud. Your data is always safe with the cloud storage. The webserver can simply be replaced in minutes.

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WordPress on S3: the beauty of simplicity

My first computer program was written almost quarter a century ago on a BK-0010 computer.  It was very simple: the program asked the user to enter their name and then greeted the user using the entered name, like “Hello, Artem!”.  I was fascinated.  A couple of lines written in Vilnius BASIC transformed a piece of metal and silicon into a considerate thing that cared about a person’s name enough to remember it :-).  Of course, the first experience doesn’t represent the day-to-day routine of software development, but the moments when I see a couple of lines making an amazing transformation still enchant me, and remind me why I’ve been writing code all this time.

I’ve just experienced this very same first-time feeling as we’ve released Yapixx – a picture sharing web application using the cloud storage.   The most amazing thing about Yapixx is that we wrote very little code to make it happen: most of its functionality is provided by WordPress, which by the way we didn’t modify at all. 

On one hand Yapixx is just WordPress, enhanced with plugins and configured to provide good picture sharing experience. 

On the other hand, Yapixx has gone where WordPress could not go before – Yapixx runs completely on top of Amazon S3, using the enormous power of S3 to make serving the users’ pictures highly scalable and storing all data extremely durable. 
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“WordPress on Amazon S3″, OblakSoft Cloud Storage Newsletter, May 2012

WordPress on S3: run a beautiful website on Amazon S3 cloud storage

OblakSoft is proud to introduce the 1st ever dynamic WordPress site running on top of Amazon S3: Yapixx.  Now you too can launch your own beautiful website on Amazon S3.

While Yapixx stands for Yet Another Picture Sharing Site, it is actually one of a kind.  Yapixx is WordPress that was moved to run on top of Amazon S3 storage without changing a line of code in the WordPress core engine.

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WordPress on S3: how it works

OblakSoft is pleased to showcase how simple it is to run LAMP applications on the cloud storage.  OblakSoft configured the WordPress web publishing platform to run on Amazon S3 storage and made the recipe available for anyone to replicate.  A ready-to-run WordPress site (configured as Yapixx) – is available for public use for FREE.  Yapixx is WordPress configured as a picture sharing website that runs on top of Amazon S3 (Yapixx stands for Yet Another Picture Sharing Site).

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