Wordpress Scaling Infrastructure
In reference to this article: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/automating-the-deployment-of-a-scalable-wordpress-site
is there a nice 'starting' point that I can implement which will allow the adoption of this model? For instance, can I simply start out with a web server and MariaDB server (2 servers)? Storage will be on the web server. Then, when growth is needed, separate into the file cluster model and implement another web server and load balancer?
Would this be doable or would it add a lot of complexity into things since it will require separating the storage from the web server after the fact?
Also, for SSL, I'm assuming the certificate would need to be loaded on all web servers or would the load balancer be able to handle it? Would I need a wildcard in this scenario?