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WP2Cloud

Now WordPress site can store all its content (pages and media) in cloud. This makes site powered by enormous scale and reliability of cloud storage.

Take your WordPress site to cloud with the help of Cloud Storage Engine (ClouSE)!

WordPress-To-Cloud solution makes it possible for WordPress blogs to store all their data like pages, images, files in Amazon S3 or Google Cloud Storage.

Now WordPress can seamlessly get all the benefits of cloud storage - high availability, high reliability, quick and easy disaster recovery, and serving content in a highly scalable fashion.

WP2Cloud plugin is designed to complete the migration of a WordPress site to cloud storage.

Benefits

Cloud storage is awesome. It is highly- durable, reliable, available, and scalable; it has infinite capacity, it is the most mature and thus stable service - all of it on a Pay-For-What-You-Use pricing model.

Using cloud storage to store the website data has the following benefits:

  • No backup and recovery of the site data is needed. More info is here.
  • Storage is extremely reliable and durable by cloud storage design
  • Pictures are served by cloud storage directly, which makes the website highly scalable
  • Storage cost scales with usage, no upfront reservation is needed
  • Storage consumption scales up and down with the amount of data stored.

Deployment options

WordPress-To-Cloud supports the following primary deployment choices:

  1. Take the whole website data to cloud storage.
  2. Only upload media files to cloud storage.
  3. Only migrate website content to cloud storage while store media files in uploads folder on Web server running WordPress.

As the best deployment practice we recommend moving to the cloud the whole website, both its content (that is stored in WordPress database) and media files. Consider using our ready-to-run WordPress on Cloud Storage - Oblaksoft Yapixx, the 1st WordPress website on Amazon S3 as a starting point and a reference of such configuration. Refer to the complete WordPress on S3, WordPress on Google Cloud Storage, and WordPress on S3: do it yourself step-by-step guides for extra pointers in setting up WordPress on cloud storage.

Hosting options

The website server hosting decision can be made independently from the decision where to store the website data. A Web server running the website can be hosted pretty much anywhere. Depending on your needs, the Web server can run by your favorite hoster, by a cloud provider, from your premise, as an instance in Amazon AWS or Google Cloud.

You can keep your current hosting arrangements, and only move the website data to cloud storage using WP2Cloud and ClouSE. With your data being safe in the cloud storage, if needed, you'll be able to easily change a hoster or a cloud, that is without any data migration whatsoever.

WordPress-To-Cloud solution works with nearly any hosting/cloud provider, but perhaps not with every hosting plan or stack supported by your provider. Feel free to contact your provider and us so we could attempt to make it work in your specific circumstances.

How it works

WP2Cloud stores media files such as pictures, music, videos, documents in the cloud. Media files that are uploaded to the WordPress are actually uploaded to the cloud storage, not to the local file system of the Web server hosting this website.

The media files are served from the cloud storage, the website pages now refer to the media files via direct cloud storage URLs. This makes your site directly powered by the enormous scale and reliability of cloud storage.

To make serving media files from Amazon S3 even faster, the plugin can be configured to use a Content Distribution Network (CDN), such as Amazon CloudFront. When the plugin is configured to use a CDN, the website pages refer to the media files via the CDN URLs. The CDN serves the media files from locations around the world to provide the best performance.

WP2Cloud plugin natively makes the website faster, more available and scalable:

  1. Media files are stored reliably in the cloud and don't need to be backed up.
  2. Website now can leverage the cloud power to scale out content delivery to the browser directly from the cloud storage. The file content is now served in a highly scalable fashion by the cloud storage utility provider which takes load off of the Web server. This is different from the default WordPress behavior where media files are local files, and are served by the Web server and consume network bandwidth, disk I/O and CPU power of the Web server
  3. WordPress web tier is now stateless, so web tiers can now be auto-scaled and auto-balanced as needed to meet the website's scalability goals.
  4. Files are distributed across the globe for fast access either natively by cloud storage itself and/or via an explicit integration with CDN.

WP2Cloud plugin relies on Cloud Storage Engine (ClouSE) for MySQL to enable integration with cloud storage. In WordPress-to-Cloud solution, the site uses cloud storage as its primary storage. The storage configuration becomes transparent to WordPress. WordPress stores the website's data in MySQL, while ClouSE is plugged into MySQL and places all data into cloud storage, rather than using local disk. ClouSE plays the role of a database gateway for cloud storage, combining the best of local and cloud storage by delivering performance and security of local storage, plus all the benefits of the cloud storage.

Supported cloud storage

Supported cloud storage providers are:

  • Amazon S3 and compatible. You can choose any of the Amazon Regions to store your data. Pick a Region to optimize for latency, minimize cost or address regulatory requirements.
  • Google Cloud Storage.

Other storage providers may be added in the near future.

Translations

  • Español por Andrew de WebHostingHub
  • Русский предоставил OblakSoft

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Future plans

Our goal is to design the best WordPress-to-Cloud experience for YOU. Cloud storage is very powerful, we'd love to take full advantage of its capabilities!

We really appreciate your feedback. What are your scenarios? What would you like to see added, improved? What problems can we help you with?

Feel free to contact us. Thank you in advance!

Support

This plugin is actively supported by OblakSoft and we will do our best to help you. In return we simply ask:

  1. Rate this plugin or write a review. We cordially ask you to please contact us before giving a poor rating.
  2. Follow us at our OblakSoft Facebook page.
  3. Support us by referring, blogging about WP2Cloud plugin and/or ClouSE storage engine.
  4. Help Out. If you see a question on the forum you can help with or have a great idea and want to code it up and submit a patch, that would be just plain awesome and we will shower your with praise. Also, we are happy to post translations if you provide them.
  5. Donate - if this plugin makes your life easier enough to support our time it makes all the difference in the world. We are a small self-funded startup. You can donate to OblakSoft development team via PayPal.

Thank you!

Requires: 3.3.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.1
Last Updated: 2014-7-2
Downloads: 15,977

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