Provision a MariaDB RDS Database Instance with CloudFormation in AWS

I’m now 5 posts into this series (and 5 months in), and I’m finally ready to start talking about provisioning my workload, i.e. WordPress. I’ve laid out a rough outline for this, and it’s clearly too much for a single blog post, so I’m going to split it into 3 posts, which I’ll try to publish in the next 3 weeks or so (rather than 3 months, as I’ve been pacing myself until now). After all, I’ve spent twice as much time (in terms of months, not man hours) writing this series as I spent building and launching my blog on AWS. So the next three posts will be:

  1. Provision a MariaDB RDS Database Instance with CloudFormation in AWS (this post)
  2. And Finally, a WordPress Cluster using CloudFormation in AWS
  3. How’s About we add a Scaling Policy, eh?

This post and the last one will be relatively brief, but the middle post will be substantial enough to justify splitting it up. So let’s get started.

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