ec2 - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud tips and howtos
These AWS EC2 tips and howtos was written mostly by me in 2009
when AWS was a only just out of public beta.
Since then AWS has exploded into a huge ecosphere of services and tools.
I consider these tips as still useful as an introductory and general advice,
but some may be a bit outdated or no longer relevant.
I use Amazon's ec2 for most of my server needs and then some.
And have decided to document some of these uses, for others benefit.
This is relevant if you:
- Are interested in running servers in the cloud...
- Have a preference for Ubuntu...
- Need tips on how to use these servers...
- Need step by steps how to set up apache, tomcat, postfix etc...
Some handy tips on general usage of ec2.
Required minimum to follow the rest.
Explanation of the common instances,
and suggested choices if similar setup to mine.
Different server instances available at different cost levels.
My recomendation for an ec2 layout of permanent and instances readily available on demand.
What costs to expect from using Amazon AWS such as ec2 and S3.
And how to keep them down.
After awhile you will be making a few of these.
How to survive instance death.
Step by step howtos for specific use of the elastic cloud:
Setting up an simple server
as a base for all future server demands.
Based on Canonical's own release images.
For web sites and applications:
Hosting and relaying mail through the cloud.
Using ec2 as a gateway to simplify access to remote pcs (ie. Family helpdesk...)
- If you spot any errors, please let me know.
If there are elements you want to discuss,
the Ubuntu forums and the Alestic forums are very busy and usefull.
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If you would like committed help from me, consider hiring me?
If you write/find similar howto, or even one based on these, please let me know so I can link to it!