System administrators and IT managers will find using WordPress very useful. WordPress could also possibly become a good candidate to replace certain types of more costly licensed-based CMS systems. With its matured ecosystem of plugins and themes, the possibilities of using WordPress are quite limitless.
WordPress is a great tool for web publishers and the fact that it is the CMS platform of choice for millions of great looking websites worldwide, shows its grit and potential as a powerful database application software system. Other than its common uses of serving websites, WordPress is also a great solution for internal corporate applications such as journaling, archiving or as a platform to distribute information via a local area network.
For instance, enterprises looking for a publishing platform to keep an archive of digital documents, to be systematically disseminated to a group of internal users or an organization using web services to keep its staff and workers abreast with internal rules and regulations, WordPress can easily be customized to fit into these practical requirements and deliver the digital innovation that every modern enterprise needs today.
WordPress not only fits in the infrastructure of publicly hosted web servers, but it can also be easily implemented from any available hypervisor or containerized virtual environment, that almost every established business organization would have by now. Regardless of the types of virtual infrastructure your company may have, for example JeromeHCI, VMWare, Nutanix or SangFor, if implemented correctly, WordPress can be deployed and be up and running in your virtual system in a matter of minutes.
One of our customers use WordPress to host their entire stack of ISO documents, compiling them into manageable categories, and by using the powerful search features of WordPress, they have made the documents easily searchable, accessible and readily available to their workers. Company policies and guidelines are carefully documented to match and attach next these PDF files, to form a library of information for researching required regulatory data and framework. If manuals are needed, workers can easily search and download PDF bundles for quick viewing on tablets or mobile phones from anywhere in their workplace.
Setting up WordPress within a local area network, would be slightly different from setting up the same for hosted websites. Instead of domain names, the services may be streamed from one or more internal IP addresses. And if your organization have clustered networks across multiple branches in different locations, you can also consider using software-defined firewalls and routing to restrict access or deploy multiple squid cache servers to act as “edge computing” access points if traffic to the WordPress CMS source is heavy.
The technical details of implementing WordPress within a closed, internal corporate environment is also pretty straightforward. We have attached below several screenshots, showing how WordPress can be easily deployed and setup in a matter of minutes on a JeromeHCI Hyperconverged Infrastructure platform. By using a ready made LXC container from Turnkey Linux, installing WordPress and its required database server, takes no more than downloading the compressed source file, unzipping it and running the installation on the go.
By using pre-built source files, the administrator need not install and manage the database server separately, as all prerequisites and dependencies of WordPress are packaged inside one zipped source provided by Turnkey Linux. The ease of use, simplicity and straightforward deployment methods of LXC container technology, allows IT managers to install, test, delete and build again as often as required, until the right installation combo is achieved.
System administrators and IT managers will find using WordPress very useful. WordPress could also possibly become a good candidate to replace certain types of more costly licensed-based CMS systems. With its matured ecosystem of plugins and themes, the possibilities of using WordPress are quite limitless. There are also dozens of WordPress software engineers available in every part of the world, capable of contributing to development of customized plugins for any specific functions that an organisation may require that is outside what is commonly available from WordPress’ apps download portal.
Here are the screenshots of deploying WordPress on a JeromeHCI virtual environment. When we say it took just a matter minutes, we meant what we said. A few minutes is all it takes.