WordPress Multi-Region Standalone Package
Virtuozzo Application Platform for WordPress provides a multi-region geographic distribution approach for WordPress CMS deployment. The application will be distributed as standalone instances across several regions within one cloud to ensure automatic fault-tolerance and low latency read operations for the users based on their location.
Such implementation provides a high availability level and ensures business continuity even in case of a data center outage. Additionally, having several WordPress instances in different locations over the globe can significantly improve website ranking from search engine side by decreasing response time and consequently attracting more customers worldwide.
WordPress Multi-Region Standalone Specifics
The WordPress Multi-Region Standalone package offers the following features:
- LiteSpeed Web Server
- Web Application Firewall
- Edge Side Includes (ESI)
- MariaDB Primary-Primary Cluster
- Premium CDN
- Let’s Encrypt SSL
- WordPress Plugins
LiteSpeed Web Server
LiteSpeed Web Server (LSWS) is a high-performance, low-memory consuming web server. It is built based on the best practices of PHP hosting, utilizing the benefits of both Apache and NGINX implementations and integrating its own optimizations.
The feature-rich structure of the LiteSpeed application server includes ESI caching, browser, and object cache along with the support of HTTP/3, CDN, WAF, Geo-DNS, reCAPTCHA, cutting-edge anti-DDoS protection. All these benefits make the application server one of the best options on the market for efficient WordPress hosting.
Web Application Firewall
The Web Application Firewall (WAF) is a built-in feature enabled by default for all the WordPress installations based on the LiteSpeed Web Server. It supports ModSecurity rules and comes by default with the Comodo ruleset. WAF provides Layer-7 Anti-DDoS Filtering, WordPress brute force protection, as well as IP level bandwidth and request rate throttling. LiteSpeed WAF manages rules for dynamic requests, which allows significantly optimized computing power.
Edge Side Includes (ESI)
ESI includes all functions of the SSI (Server Side Includes - a simple interpreted server-side scripting language) while providing more flexibility. When a page is requested, ESI will assemble the whole page before making any trips back to the browser. Avoiding extra trips back and forth shaves excess loading time.
With the ability to create fragments (aka “punch holes”) for private content, ESI enables most of a site’s pages to be considered publicly cacheable. A whole page no longer must be deemed non-cacheable due to a single non-cacheable section. By allowing that element to be cached privately (while the rest of the page remains in the public cache), you optimize space usage and speed.
When ESI is combined with LSCache plugins and the LiteSpeed Cache server module, it takes caching to a whole new level of usefulness.
MariaDB Primary-Primary Cluster
As storage for dynamic content, a pre-configured replication scheme with two interconnected primary MariaDB databases is employed for your multi-data center topology. Only one primary server is handling both reads and writes. The second server serves just reads by default. However, if the primary at the first region goes down, the second one starts accepting the writes.
Any additional region (more than two) will have a replica database server for reads operations only:
Redis is a high-performance RAM-allocated data structure store running in the LiteSpeed Web Server container and used as a high-speed caching and non-relational Database Management System (DBMS) solution. Object caching stores already loaded database query results and serves the appropriate requests faster. Such an approach provides much higher performance compared to relational DBMSs.
CDN Add-On is integrated into the WordPress cluster to provide a superb experience for site visitors and achieve higher Google ranks. It leverages a highly interconnected global network, featuring massive bandwidth capacity, advanced caching, and acceleration strategies along with HTTP/3 support to provide lightning-fast WordPress static assets loading from the nearest PoP (point of presence). Platform customers get premium traffic for the same price across all continents and countries with no surprising bills based on geographic locations.
Let’s Encrypt SSL
Let’s Encrypt SSL Add-On does the routine yet important system administration tasks of issuing trusted SSL certificates, integrating them into the application server, and enabling fully automated certificate renewal to stay secure over time.
List of WordPress plugins used by default:
- LiteSpeed Cache
WordPress Multi-Region Standalone Installation
1. Click the New Environment button at the top of the dashboard.
2. Within the opened wizard, select the required WordPress topology (Multi-Region Standalone in our case).
Here, the following configuration options are available before the installation:
- Advanced Features - tick the required options to include them
- WordPress Brute force Attack Protection - activates the WordPress Brute Force Attack Protection feature
- Web Application Firewall - enables Web Application Firewall (WAF), i.e. the use of free security rules from Comodo
- Install Let’s Encrypt SSL with Auto-Renewal - adds an Let’s Encrypt SSL add-on that allows you to issue and use a trusted, free certificate for a custom domain
- Install Lightning-Fast Premium CDN - integrates Verizon Edgecast CDN into WordPress application
- Topology - allows you to view the current package topology scheme by hovering over the hint icon
- Regions - selects target regions where your WordPress instances should be created
- Environment - sets the environment name within the platform domain
Click Install to proceed.
3. In a few minutes, your WordPress instances will be created.
Check your email for additional information (e.g. admin panel credentials):
That’s all! You can start managing your multi-region WordPress website right away.