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We wrap it the series by using Chef to tune APC and PHP, and create simple test suite for benchmarking a logged-in WordPress user.
On Day 4 we tackle deploying WordPress with a combination of git, and chef’s application cookbook and related LWRPs.
On day three we start the site recipe, responsible for installing certificates and setting up the Apache Virtualhost.
Day two of our WordPress on AWS project finds us installing, configuring and tuning MySQL for the SSD-backed instance.
Day 1: Setup the Chef Organization, Chef & Plugins, Vagrant, and EC2. Then, configure the base role, and tackle the preliminary install and setup of the apache and php.