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Migrated to Amazon EC2 instance (from shared hosting)

Posted By Krishna Sankar On March 11, 2013 @ 6:20 am In News | No Comments

Being not too happy with the speed of the shared hosting, decided to move the blog to an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) [1] instance.  Given this is a baby step, picked up a micro instance running an Ubuntu server and installed Apache web server [2], MySQL [3], PHP [4] . After doing a bit of tweaking with this new instance, imported the SQL database and other files from the shared hosting and pointed the A name record to the new IP address. This switch happened over this weekend.

One particular issue which I faced was frequent crashing of MySQL due to memory limitations. Followed few online instructions to improve the situation and the current configuration seems to be holding up (but this is a cause of worry – need to figure the right solution).

Anyhow, hope you like the decreased page load time! :-)

Some helpful links from the web:

a) How to install WordPress on Amazone EC2 [5]

b) Move WordPress site from shared hosting to Amazon EC2 [6]

c) DIY: Enable CGI on your Apache server [7]

d) Import MySQL Dumpfile, SQL Datafile Into My Database [8]

e) Making WordPress Stable on EC2-Micro [9]

f) how to enable mod_rewrite in apache2.2 (debian/ubuntu) [10]


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URLs in this post:

[1] Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2): http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/

[2] Apache web server: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_HTTP_Server

[3] MySQL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MySQL

[4] PHP: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PHP

[5] How to install WordPress on Amazone EC2: http://iampuneet.com/wordpress-amazon-ec2/

[6] Move WordPress site from shared hosting to Amazon EC2: http://blog.lopau.com/move-wordpress-site-from-shared-hosting-to-amazon-ec2/

[7] DIY: Enable CGI on your Apache server: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/doityourself-it-guy/diy-enable-cgi-on-your-apache-server/1066

[8] Import MySQL Dumpfile, SQL Datafile Into My Database: http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/import-mysql-dumpfile-sql-datafile-into-my-database/

[9] Making WordPress Stable on EC2-Micro: http://www.frameloss.org/2011/11/04/making-wordpress-stable-on-ec2-micro/

[10] how to enable mod_rewrite in apache2.2 (debian/ubuntu): http://www.dsplog.comhow to enable mod_rewrite in apache2.2 (debian/ubuntu)

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