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.
Install WordPress on Cloud Storage
If you plan to store all WordPress site data on cloud storage, consider using our preconfigured ready-to-run WordPress on Cloud Storage image. Pick a cloud storage and launch your own WordPress site to it in a matter of minutes. WordPress on Cloud Storage image simply consists of the complete up-to-date stack: LAMP, ClouSE, WordPress, WP2Cloud. And this image provides an intuitive user interface to help configure connection to cloud storage.
For additional information about WordPress on Cloud Storage please check out these detailed step-by-step instructions: WordPress on S3, WordPress on Google Cloud Storage, and WordPress on S3: do it yourself.
See also this announcement.
Installation steps to only keep uploads on Cloud Storage
In case you are interested only in uploading media files to cloud, please follow WP2Cloud installation instructions listed below.
Please note that WP2Cloud plugin relies on Cloud Storage Engine (ClouSE) for MySQL to enable integration with cloud storage.
To install and configure ClouSE please refer to these steps:
Google Cloud Storage
Once ClouSE is installed and configured, you can now activate WP2Cloud plugin:
Now all new media files are going to be uploaded to the cloud.
Your website can gain higher availability and scalability!
Optional: to configure the plugin to use a Content Distribution Network (CDN), go to the WordPress to Cloud Settings page and specify the Cloud Distribution URL. The CDN must be configured to use the cloud storage bucket as a content origin. For additional information about using WordPress on S3 with CloudFront please check out these detailed step-by-step instructions.
Move existing media files to Cloud Storage
If your website has existing media files, you can move the media files to the cloud storage. Go to the WordPress to Cloud Settings page and click the Move media to the cloud link.
Documentation and support
The comprehensive documentation can be found here.
If you aren't able to find a resolution, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The authors are available for professional consulting and troubleshooting to make sure the solution meets your configuration and customization needs.
Advanced deployment configuration with Media Server
If you don't have permissions to install the Cloud Storage Engine (ClouSE) on the MySQL server that stores your WordPress database, you can configure WP2Cloud to use a separate Media Server. The Media Server makes it possible to use cloud storage to store and serve media files, while keeping your existing database solution to store website content.
To use a Media Server, first install and configure a MySQL server with ClouSE. After the Media Server is up and running, create a database for WP2Cloud on your Media Server, as well as a MySQL user who has all privileges for accessing and modifying it.
Edit wp-config.php and fill in the Media Server database configuration into the MEDIA_DB_* settings (similar to the DB_* settings):
// ** MySQL media server settings ** // /** The name of the database for WordPress media files */ define('MEDIA_DB_NAME', 'putyourdbnamehere'); /** MySQL database username */ define('MEDIA_DB_USER', 'usernamehere'); /** MySQL database password */ define('MEDIA_DB_PASSWORD', 'yourpasswordhere'); /** MySQL hostname */ define('MEDIA_DB_HOST', 'localhost');
Requires: 3.3.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.8
Last Updated: 2014-8-14
Active Installs: 30+
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