Review Components: Compute, Storage, Databases

Let's review the most important components we used to set up our scalable WordPress deployment.

Our WordPress blog is now up and running on AWS, so let’s take some time to look back and reflect on the components of AWS we have used to make it work.

Compute: EC2

The centerpieces of our deployment are the EC2 instances running WordPress. EC2 provides compute on demand by giving us access to virtual servers we can deploy in minutes.

EC2 offers virtual servers in all shapes and sizes, with different hardware based on AMD, Intel, or even AWS-made Graviton (ARM) processors. We have the choice to use instances with GPUs, FPGAs, and other hardware accelerators.

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