Improving Performance and Cost Efficiency - Best Practices for WordPress on AWS

Improving Performance and Cost Efficiency

You may eventually outgrow your single-server deployment. In this case, you may need to consider options for improving your website’s performance. Before migrating to a multi-server, scalable deployment – as we discuss later in this paper – there are a number of performance and cost efficiencies you can apply. These are good practices that you should follow anyway, even if you do move to a multi-server architecture.

The following sections introduce a number of options that can improve aspects of your WordPress website’s performance and scalability. Some can be applied to a single-server deployment, whereas others take advantage of the scalability of multiple servers. Many of those modifications require the use of one or more WordPress plugins. Although various options are available, W3 Total Cache is a popular choice that combines many of those modifications in a single plugin.