Using S3 To Host a Static Site

This tutorial will show you how to get a very basic site hosted online using Amazon S3. This will only work with static sites that do not use any server-side language to create dynamic content, such as PHP. You are limited to pure HTML, Javascript, CSS and Images. Steps Create…

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Increasing Performance Of AWS EBS

If you created an EC2 instance or a volume itself from a snapshot/image, then you may wish to "initialize" it for a boost in performance (but up to 50%). This is simply a matter of reading every block on the device, which can be performed with dd by using…

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Preparing for the EC2 Container Service (ECS)

Introduction The most exciting announcement at AWS Reinvent 2014 for me was that of the EC2 Container Service (ECS), which is not yet available, but there is a "Deep Dive" webinar for this Wednesday which I shall be probably be blogging about. The container service revolves around managing groups of…

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