Creating a WordPress website

The total cost of building a WordPress website will vary based on your usage and the instance types you choose for the web server and database instance. Using the default configuration recommended in this guide, the cost of hosting a WordPress website is around $450/month. This cost includes the minimum resource requirements recommended for a production-ready WordPress workload with only one active web server and a separate Amazon RDS MySQL database instance. The overall cost may be higher if you use Auto Scaling to increase the number of web server instances in the event of increased traffic on your WordPress site (approximately $75/month for each additional web server, assuming that the web server is active throughout the month). For a breakdown of the services used and associated costs, see Services used and costs.