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So you want to install a LAMP Stack on AWS EC2

Recently I upgraded my LAMP stack from PHP 5.4 to 5.6 and MySQL 2.2. to 2.4.  I had already used Apache 2.4 so that stayed the same.   1,378 more words


AWS EC2 Network

EC2 and VPC

  • All the EC2 instance types can be launched in a VPC
  • Instance types C4, M4 & T2 are available in VPC only and cannot be launched in EC2-Classic…
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AWS EC2 Overview


  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) provides scalable computing capacity in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud.
  • Amazon EC2 eliminates the need to invest in hardware up front, so applications can be developed and deployed faster.
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AWS EC2 Security

Amazon supports the following security features

EC2 Key Pairs

  • Amazon EC2 uses public–key cryptography to encrypt and decrypt login information. Public–key cryptography uses a public key to encrypt a piece of data, such as a password, then the recipient uses the private key to decrypt the data.
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AWS EC2 Instance Lifecycle


  • An instance is a virtual server in the AWS cloud.You launch an instance from an Amazon Machine Image (AMI).
  • AMI provides the operating system, application server, and applications for your instance.
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AWS EC2 Instance Purchasing Option


  • Amazon provides different ways to pay for the EC2 instances
    • On-Demand Instances
    • Reserved Instances
    • Spot Instances
  • Light, Medium, and Heavy Utilization Reserved Instances are no longer available for purchase and were part of the Previous Generation AWS EC2 purchasing model…
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Automatic replacement of Autoscaling nodes with equivalent spot instances: seeing it in action

Over the last few days since my previous post I’ve got thousands visitors, dozens of comments were posted and a few brave souls were even audacious enough to give it a try. 1,105 more words