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 scheme

WordPress Multi-Region Standalone Specifics

The WordPress Multi-Region Standalone package offers the following features:

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:

multi-region MariaDB replication scheme

Redis

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.

Premium CDN

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.

WordPress Plugins

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.

new environment button

2. Within the opened wizard, select the required WordPress topology (Multi-Region Standalone in our case).

WordPress Multi-Region Standalone wizard

Here, the following configuration options are available before the installation:

  • Advanced Features - tick the required options to include them
  • 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.

WordPress Multi-Region Standalone dashboard

Check your email for additional information (e.g. admin panel credentials):

WordPress Multi-Region Standalone email

That’s all! You can start managing your multi-region WordPress website right away.

What’s next?