Hosting WordPress in Amazon S3 – How to Do It Right

WordPress is one of the most popular and most used blogging platforms out there. Whether you’re a blogger, journalist, or just someone who likes to keep a blog of any kind, WordPress can be a great fit. It’s free and open-source, so there’s no charge for using it. And since it’s such a popular platform, there are lots of third-party services that can help you with hosting and taking care of your WordPress site.

But what if you don’t want to use WordPress. What if you want to build your own blog? Or what if you want to host a business or product review website? Or what if you want to build a community around your brand?

In that case, Amazon S3 could be the perfect fit as you won’t need a team of developers to help you build and host your site. You’ll just need a computer and an internet connection to get started (plus, of course, the raw material to build your blog from).

In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps to host WordPress in a manner that is cost-effective and easy to maintain.

Step 1: Choose your hosting platform

Before you start building or importing your blog’s content, you first need to choose which hosting platform to use. There are many different hosting options out there, all with their perks and quirks. It’s a good idea to do some research before you make a decision. While there are free hosting options like, you may find that you have to pay for some premium features. For example, if you want to install a premium theme on your blog or want to have the ability to install plugins, you’ll have to pay for the service. But it’s all worth it.

Step 2: Decide how much storage you need

Once you’ve picked your hosting platform, it’s time to move on to the next step. The first thing you’ll need to do is decide how much storage you need. How much space do you need to store your blog’s content? How much space do you need to store your blog’s images? It’s a good idea to look into these aspects of your blog’s infrastructure early on so you don’t have any unpleasant surprises later on. For example, if you have limited storage, you may end up having to pay for extra gigs of space once you start getting popular. But, on the other hand, if you have plenty of storage, you may not need to purchase additional space to sustain growth.

Step 3: Determine your site’s domains and URLs

In addition to picking your hosting platform, you’ll also need to decide on your site’s domain name and URL. Your site’s domain name is how people will find and access your blog (the www. before the domain name). For example, if you’ve chosen to host your blog on, your site’s domain name will be (note the word “wordpress” in italics before the period at the end).

Your site’s URL is the address people will use to find your blog (i.e., the domain name with the www. prepended). For example, if you’ve chosen to host your blog on, your site’s URL will be

Step 4: Customize your site’s looks

The last step prior to publishing your blog is to customize its looks. For this step, you’ll need to use a tool like WordPress’ built-in editor or another content management system (CMS). With these tools, you can easily modify the design of your site and make it look more like you or another brand. Plus, you can create new pages, posts, and upload images and videos to the site. So, if you’ve ever used WordPress before, this step will be familiar to you.

With that, you’ll be able to easily get started building your blog.