I am searching for an expert in the Amazon Web Services world. We're looking to move our WordPress website over to AWS, and develop a Virtual Private Cloud for our small business.
We need someone who will log into our AWS account and build out our network with 1 EC2 Instance, and 1 MySQL DB Server. Set up Amazon CloudFront, Route 53 DNS, and a small Virtual Private Cloud for our company.
We currently run our website on AWS via a company called Cloudways (like Pagely, etc..). We would like our web server setup similar (if not better) that the Cloudways Thunderstack, which leverages: Apache, NGINX, Varnish Cache, Redis, Memchached, and MariaDB (we are open to using MySQL too), PHP-FPM, Fast-CGI.
The bottom line is speed. Our WordPress website is very resource intensive and utilizes about 40 plugins to keep it online. It's very heavily run by WooThemes WooCommerce. All of our plugins are Premium Paid, and are written with excellent code. Currently, our website is doing very well on AWS. Which is why we want to continue to use AWS, but want to build out our own environment.
More information on the Cloudways Thunderstack can be found here: https://www.cloudways.com/en/cloud-infrastructure-platform.php
NGINX+ is also very attractive. Although it is not used by Cloudways.
I am not very knowledgable on AWS or best practices. so I am open to any and all expert recommendations.
I am very seriously about getting this up and running, and would like to move forward immediately.
Moving forward. I will be looking to use you as a system admin when needing to make changes. Experience with WordPress is also a plus, as I am looking for a freelance web developer to fix problems as they manifest themselves.