Amazon Web Services

Looks like it’s time to clean up the posts here (as in, reorganise them, not remove past posts) since what I post these days seem quite different to what I used to write.

Anyway, for the past week, I have been drawn to using Amazon Web Services (AWS), or specifically EC2, as a potential candidate to host my blogs in future – once my contract with webfaction completes. Webfaction has been a fantastic host by the way, but I see AWS not so much as a cost-saving alternative given that the costs involved in shared hosting really really are very low these days but more as a learning experience to take advantage of the flexibility of cloud computing. So far, I have managed to

  1. deploy a copy of the low-traffic WordPress-based site (PHP, Mysql and lighttpd),
  2. learn to increase the size of a disk image.

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