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You probably found yourself here when you realized figuring out how to set up WordPress on AWS can feel like navigating a maze and requires piecing together pages of AWS Documentation + hundreds of Stack Overflow suggestions. In an effort to save you and my future self some time, hopefully the following instructions will get you well on your way to building a highly available WordPress site on AWS!

I have used this setup to host a virtual event website which required a logged-in, non-cacheable experience built on WordPress for 150,000+ concurrent users. (We estimate the event reached over 1,000,000…

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