Lightsail CDN Distribution

How to speed up your #WordPress content with #AWS #Lightsail CDN Distribution

Recently AWS Lightsail introduced the ability to setup Content delivery Distributions within the LightSail Dashboard. This basically runs on AWS #CloudFront Content Delivery Network but they have taken all the complexity away for LightSail users. So in this week’s video I will show you how to setup your LightSail instance to take advantage of this new feature.

Video Index:
00:00 - Intro
01:55 - Install WordPress LightSail Instance
02:30 - Setup Static IP Address
02:49 - Create LightSail Content Distribution
03:00 - Configure Distribution Settings
07:17 - Distribution Settings / Origin Protocol Policy
09:23 - Review Cache Settings and Options
10:25 - Configure AWS SSL Certificate
11:11 - Validate Domain Ownership (DNS Validation)
13:17 - Enable Custom Domain and make DNS changes
15:34 - Verify DNS changes
15:53 - Apply SSL/TLS termination to wp-config (code snippet)
17:17 - Verify your Distribution is working

Code snippet needed to for wp-config.php change:

define('WP_SITEURL', 'https://' . $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] . '/');
define('WP_HOME', 'https://' . $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] . '/');
$_SERVER['HTTPS'] = 'on';

My preferred Domain Registrars:

  • Google Domains

More information on Lightsail CDN and other documentation. Image courtesy of AWS Lightsail Documentation

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