I'm about to host a huge interactive web-application on Amazon EC2, which can involve heavy traffic and thus, heavy database traffic.
So I chose to use EC2 instances for the PHP core, and RDS for the database.
Please share some experiences and opinions on different Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) available to choose from when launching an instance (since there is allot of them), specifically when it comes to hosting heavy web-applications.
I want my core EC2 instances to be running only Apache, since RDS will take care of the databases, and I want them secure, fast, stable.
2 - How can I start with a blank minimal linux installation, and then take care of the rest myself ?
3 - Anyone has any experience with the Basic Amazon Linux AMI Beta ?