October 29, 2012
Moving to Amazon
It's been a while since I posted. For that, I apologize. For a more detailed explanation, see previous post.
I'm spinning up an experiment. I want to see what it would be like to move my blog to Amazon EC2. I've toyed with the idea of an EC2 instance for a while, initially serving as a VPN endpoint for my iPhone and iPad when roaming. But, the platform seems well suited to host small websites with a cost model that mimics traffic, and that's appealing. Also, the ability to scale up quickly should something grow, mirror and load balance across the world, etc. Lots of things.
So this is a test post. I mean, it's real, but if you're seeing it, you're seeing it from Amazon. I need to move my static assets still, and then come up with a plan for migration of WordPress instances, but I think it's worth a shot. It's super neat to be able to have basically a server store available at my fingertips.
For what it's worth, I'm running Nginx on Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS, and taking advantange of Elastic IP and a few EBS volumes to keep persistent data off of my OS volume. Upgrading to 10.04 LTS was too painful.