Plumbing: Networking and Security, DNS, and HTTPS

Review the pieces that connect the components of our deployment.

One of the biggest advantages of AWS is how well its components integrate with each other. We could call this part the “plumbing” on AWS. Using AWS's networking, security, routing, and encryption services makes it very easy to build complex deployments quickly.


When building our WordPress deployment on AWS, we relied on their networking called VPC.

VPC stands for “Virtual Private Cloud” and makes it possible for thousands of companies and customers simultaneously and independently work with AWS. VPCs provide virtual isolation between customers and even between different applications of the same customer.

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