WordPress and AWS CloudFormation

When I first started working with WordPress hosted on AWS I began by deploying an EC2 instance and running a LAMP stack on this instance, this is of course fine when you first start out.  I then migrated the database off of the local server and onto an RDS instance and the media into S3.  From there I wanted a better way to manage the large numbers of sites that we deploy so we moved the server deployment into CloudFormation and started using other services such as CodeDeploy, Elastic Load Balance, Auto Scaling etc.

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