Over the past few days I’ve been performing a pretty significant WordPress migration for a set of sites that I have been hosting.
The source is a set of individual WordPress sites running on an small Amazon EC2 Windows instance. I migrated them to a multi-site installation running on a micro EC2 Linux instance.
Over the course of the conversion I learned a variety of lessons.
First, I learned that the WordPress multi-site (“network blog”) feature is still fairly half-baked. You have to be prepared to get your hands pretty dirty if you want to make it work.
I also learned to really appreciate the Bitnami WordPress Stack AMI. It allows you to spin up a fully-configured, ready to use Ubuntu LAMP / WP stack onto an EC2 micro instance with a minimum of fretting.
I will update this post with some details of the process for those interested. In the meantime – success is mine!