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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.


What is Yapixx?

Yapixx is ready-to-run WordPress on Amazon S3.  It took about one man-week to create Yapixx, thanks to power of WordPress.  WordPress is a mature and versatile platform that powers millions of websites with diverse purposes from blogging to social networking.  There are thousands of plugins and themes written for WordPress that can transform the website into pretty much anythingAnd now it can run with Amazon S3 without writing a line of code.

Yapixx taps into power of Amazon S3.  Amazon S3 is inexpensive, highly reliable, available and scalable storage service.  It got even less expensive recently and its usage is growing 2.5-2.9 times year-over-year.  Using Amazon S3 to store Yapixx data has the following benefits:

  • No backup and recovery is needed for the website data
  • Storage is extremely reliable and durable by Amazon S3 design
  • Pictures are served by Amazon S3 directly, which makes Yapixx highly scalable
  • Storage cost scales with usage, no upfront reservation is needed
  • Storage consumption scales up and down with the amount of data stored

Yapixx demonstrates how easy it is to create web applications on top of Amazon S3.  Amazon S3 has been able to only power static websites; now S3 can power sophisticated dynamic web software such as WordPress.

Try out Yapixx

Here are the five easy steps to get Yapixx up and running:

  1. Sign up for an AWS account.
  2. Create an S3 bucket.
  3. Start EC2 instance using Yapixx AMI.
  4. Connect to the web application from a web browser.
  5. Enter the S3 data location and authentication information.

The full step-by-step guide for launching Yapixx is available here.

All done!  You’ve got a picture sharing site running on top of Amazon S3.

 

Get started with Yapixx today for FREE!  It may be the boost that you need to propel your creative ideas and turn them into the next $1B acquisition.

Take your own WordPress site to Amazon S3

You can use Yapixx as a starting point to create your own beautiful WordPress site.  The plugins that turn WordPress into Yapixx, such as the WP2Cloud plugin, the Yapixx theme, etc. are available under the GPL completely FREE.  Creating a new AMI with your own web application is a matter of two mouse clicks in the AWS management console:

Moreover, you may even get your web application hosted completely free in the Amazon cloud, if your AWS usage doesn’t exceed the AWS free tier limits.  This is a great way to get a new web application to production quickly, absolutely FREE!  And when your web application usage grows, you can easily move it to larger cloud instance or to your own hardware: the data is stored in Amazon S3 and can be accessed from anywhere.

WordPress on Cloud


Launch your own WordPress site to the cloud today!  It’s easy and FREE, no writing code is required.  Start at http://www.oblaksoft.com/downloads.

Let us know what you think about Yapixx!  How can we further simplify the migration of websites to the cloud storage?

See also:

WordPress on S3: how it works.

WordPress on S3: the beauty of simplicity (blog).

Discussion

11 Responses to ““WordPress on Amazon S3″, OblakSoft Cloud Storage Newsletter, May 2012”

  1. what a great ideas and plugin. Thanks for this. i started translate to Turkish language. ;) Than i will publish a article about this plugin usage, set up etc. on my blog. Than gonna send a pm to you :) Thank you very much.

    Posted by Fatih Toprak | May 11, 2012, 4:06 am
  2. if i run wordpress on amazon s3, and install the famous “Gravity Form” plugin to allows users to upload image, can the image be stored at Amazon s3 directly?

    Many users are find ways to solve this problem.

    Andrew

    Posted by Andrew | October 16, 2012, 8:10 am

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