Amazon Web Services (AWS) delivers a set of services that together form a reliable, scalable, and inexpensive computing platform "in the cloud". If you have a question about a specific web service, consider asking on its tag, e.g., amazon-ec2.

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AWS EC2: How to determine whether my EC2/scalr AMI was hacked? What to do to secure it?

(See update below) I received notification from Amazon that my instance tried to hack another server. there was no additional information besides log dump: Original report: Destination IPs: ...
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Can not connect to my sql database

I am trying to connect to mysql database on amazon through a php script, but I am shown this error: Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Lost connection to MySQL server at ...
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A-2-Z web hosting on Amazon AWS

All, I am studying web dvp, and one of my classes is project-based. We have to build a functional site that demonstrate our understanding of: HTML, CSS, Javascript, php, MySQL, And ...
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EC2 persistence of machine

I notice that EBS-backed AMIs are much like a VMWare instances -- I can stop them and also persist them to disk, and all this is done relatively quickly. However, I believe that S3 backed machines ...
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How to put 1000 lightweight server applications in the cloud

The company I work for sells a commercial desktop/server app that runs on any non dedicated Windows PC or server and uses Tomcat for all interactions with the application. Customers are asking that ...
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Does Cloud Computing COST a premium? (or is it competitive with shared/managed/co-location)

Since cloud solutions (Google AppEngine, Amazon, etc.) do more for you, at the end of the day do they cost significantly more than doing it "yourself" with co-location hosting, etc. Not just ...
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Amazon EC2 tools for Debian?

What is the recommended way of getting command-line Amazon EC2 tools on Debian? So, basically the same as this question, but for EC2 instead of S3. Ubuntu has ec2-ami-tools and ec2-api-tools, but I ...
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Amazon S3 tools for Debian?

I need to (programmatically, in a shell script) upload an EAR file to an Amazon S3 bucket on Debian (5.0.4). What, if any, Debian package provides simple, scriptable tools for that? Ideally this ...
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How to set up JBoss with S3_Ping on AWS?

I'm looking into running clustered JBoss on Amazon Web Services (AWS). I'd like to try out S3_PING, i.e. making JBoss use an S3 bucket for dynamic node discovery etc, since no multicast is available. ...
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Keep alive timeout not being respected on Amazon ELB

I'm using Tomcat 6.0.24 on Ubuntu (JDK 1.6) with an app that does Comet-style requests on an HTTPS connector (directly against Tomcat, not using APR). I'd like to set the keep-alive to 5 minutes so I ...
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Automated EBS snapshots in Windows Server 2003

I've successfully done automatic snapshots from an Ubuntu instance on AWS using a bash script and the API tools. But how is this done with a Windows Server instance? Is there a similar set of tools ...
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Amazon EC2 spot instances - is there a catch?

I needed to start a new EC2 instance today and decided to try out the new spot instances, where you can reduce your instance cost by bidding on the maximum per-hour price you're prepared to pay. ...
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Is it possible to host email and DNS on AWS

We are working towards moving our app to AWS. I have heared that email and DNS cannot be hosted on AWS, is this correct? If this correct, then what are my options?
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AWS - Where should we store images, CSS and log files of the application?

Looking for a clarification and guidance on the best practice. Where should we store images, CSS and log files of the application? Application server or S3? We will be storing user related images ...
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Multiple AWS instances and one database

I have a web app that lives on two AWS instances - one instance hosts the site, and the other hosts the actual database (MySQL). The instance hosting the site has an elastic IP pointing to it, which ...
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Should I persist images on EBS or S3?

I am migrating my Java,Tomcat, Mysql server to AWS EC2. I have already attached EBS volume for storing Mysql data. In my web application people may upload images. So I should persist them. There ...
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How do I make multiple instances in AWS use the same data source?

I would like 3 instances to all pull data from the same data source. I want all three instances to pull the exact same index.php for example from an HD or storage medium. What is the preferred way ...
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Which is faster for read access on EC2; local drive or EBS?

Which is faster for read access on an EC2 instance; the "local" drive or an attached EBS volume? I have some data that needs to be persisted so have placed this on an EBS volume. I'm using ...
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Pricing of AWS RDS [closed]

I am considering moving a Magento site's DB to Amazon's RDS due to the slow read/write speeds of the current host's shared DB cluster. Other hosted sites at the same place with no DB requirement load ...
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Migrating physical server to Amazon Web Services cloud computing

I am trying to migrate a physical server running Windows Server 2003 to Amazon Web Services cloud computing. What is the simplest/easiest way to transfer everything to cloud computing keeping ...
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How to install apache on AWS ubuntu instance?

I've tried a few standard Ubuntu instances on Amazon's Web Services (AWS), but I can never find the apache package using apt-get. Thanks, Aidan.
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Using Amazons AWS: mounting EBS on EC2 instance: 1 GiB appears as 414GB

Using Amazon's AWS, I created a 1 GiB volume. I attached it to a running instance and formatted it with ext3. I then mounted it and and used df -h to report its size. It's apparently 414G. I'm already ...
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How to create EBS based EC2 AMI from scratch?

after Amazon announced the new EBS based AMIs, I'm wondering if it is or will be possible to create new AMIs that are not based on the existing Fedora/Windows AMIs. The documentation says: The ...
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How can I get the size of an Amazon S3 bucket?

I'd like to graph the size (in bytes, and # of items) of an Amazon S3 bucket and am looking for an efficient way to get the data. The s3cmd tools provide a way to get the total file size using s3cmd ...
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Are Amazon EC2 Private IPs reachable from any instance running in EC2?

After searching previous questions here, the general consensus seems to be if an instance that I own is assigned a private IP of 10.208.34.55, that only OTHER INSTANCES I OWN can reach it at that ...
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AWS S3 Backup Strategies - How should I approach backing up S3 buckets?

I am in the process of building a web-app with potential for a massive amount of storage requirements which can be satisfied by amazon S3. My main concern is the usage of API keys on the server, and ...
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Web server on Amazon EC2 Ubuntu, port 80

How to set up a web server on a EC2 Ubuntu on port 80? There already seems to be a daemon listening on port 80 by default? What is that daemon and is it safe to kill it? #lsof -i java 1290 ...
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Processing-time billing in Amazon EC2

I think my question is fairly basic, but I would like a clarification: in the Pricing part of AWS we can see that Amazon charges people around .10 by the 'instance computing hour'. I've seen in a ...
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Understanding Amazon AWS usage data

I love Amazon AWS, but I'm tearing my hair out over the obscure usage data they give you. All they seem to have is either an extremely high level summary that just shows you your total monthly cost ...
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what is the experience with the load balancing service offered by amazon?

We are currently using mod_jk and apache to load balance our tomcat servers. We would like to know what is the experience and comparison with the amazon AWS load balancer.
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AWS Autoscaling issue with existing nodes in ELB

I already have a ELB setup called MyLoadBalancer. I already have 2 nodes running on it with health checks (that checks a URL on the node to see if they are up) Created an autoscaling group (min 2, ...