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Author:  Celauran [ Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:39 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Amazon Web Services - any good?

phpMyAdmin you can install easily enough. Mail, honestly, I'd suggest offloading to something like Google. I don't know of any cron GUIs, or ones for managing Apache virtual hosts, but they may well exist.

Author:  Celauran [ Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:42 am ]
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To be quite honest, though, both cron and virtual host configurations are just text files and learning how to edit them directly isn't too difficult and will be portable, so I do recommend that route.

Author:  simonmlewis [ Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:46 am ]
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For over 10 years I have used Plesk or cPanel. Logged in, click Mail/PhpMyadmin etc... gone thru various processes to do stuff. To now have to do that at a "command line" is just out of the question.
We do not use Google. We have dozens of websites, so moving that to be managd through Google - not gona happen I'm afraid.

Although AWS seems like it's more cost effective, I'm growing more and more concerned that it is not a "user friendly" method to manage multiple websites, when the user (me) is used to a GUI display.

Author:  Celauran [ Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:48 am ]
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I don't know about cost effective but, as previously mentioned, if you require something like cPanel, it's completely the wrong tool for the job.

Author:  simonmlewis [ Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:05 am ]
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looks like you can install cpanel on AWS tho...

Author:  Celauran [ Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:07 am ]
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I expect that will simply create more complexity, not less. Give it a go, but if you're not comfortable administering Linux machines, AWS feels like a square peg for your round hole.

Author:  simonmlewis [ Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:34 am ]
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This is really doing my head in.
So I had come out of AWS. I went back in, and clicked Launch Instance. I now have about 10 instances! Why are there so many. I just want to get in, and run things. Is an instance just a record of someone logging into the system? So in theory over the course of the month we would have dozens of them?

Author:  Celauran [ Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:53 am ]
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An instance is a virtual server. Launch Instance spins up a new one. You probably shouldn't have 10 running. Once it's launched, leave it run, log in to it, and run whatever commands you need.

Author:  requinix [ Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:20 pm ]
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Why did your company go for AWS when nobody knows how to use it?

Stop clicking stuff. Stop. If you don't know what you're clicking on then you're just going to keep on racking up costs. Now go to Google and search for articles, tutorials, videos, whatever about AWS. Learn what things are, what the buttons do, what the services are, what the terminology means, and anything else you can find that doesn't require you to actually interact with AWS.

I mean, launching ten instances... how... I can't fathom how you did that without managing even the slightest bit of comprehension about what you were doing.

Author:  simonmlewis [ Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:07 pm ]
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Because each time int he tutorial it told me to do that.
I could see no other way of doing what it told me, without selecting and launching... and ending up with them all..
And yes, we are abandoning it.

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