Investing money into a new website is always a good idea. However, it is an even better idea to come up with a plan first. Think globally, act locally – they say. That means you need to see into the perspective and find the answers to the following questions:
- What is the auditory for the future website?
- What is the geographical location for the future website?
- What is the amount of content for the future website?
And in case if at least one answer matches the following statements or it is hard to determine answers this article will be useful for you.
- If you are going to have more than one thousand monthly visitors.
- If visitors come from more than one geographical region.
- If there are more than one hundred web pages.
Using a good knowledge base and solid experience, Skynix determined the best cost-effective solution for WordPress websites. Let’s review the diagram of the server architecture:
Presented architecture requires only a few hours of experienced DevOps Engineers for being implemented. And, as practice has shown, the majority of requirements can be covered by the following general architecture with some simple changes/additions:
- Cloudflare – Secure and accelerate your WordPress website by pointing your DNS to Cloudflare. Instantly turn on performance and security services for FREE.
- Load Balancer (Reverse Proxy) – accepts all incoming requests and forwards them further. Usually, this is a separate instance.
- A cluster with a scaling group of backend servers – main load processes application logic. Usually, there are two or more instances with the ability to run more automatically or manually on demand.
- Database server (RDS) – One master database server or several slave servers with a replication set up.
- AWS S3 bucket – used for storing media files and uploads.
Once you decide what to start with the below solution, be aware that you need to include the expenses in your plan. Here is a rough estimation:
about 8 working hours for implementation and
starting from $120 per month for hosting services.
Moreover, this architecture will never die as this easily can be horizontally scaled (that is why it is called scalable distributed architecture). As much the website grows as more instances you are adding, and it has little to no limitations.
If you have any questions or would like to know more – do not hesitate to contact Skynix for a free consultation.