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Django syncdb can't connect to MySQL on seperate EC2 Instance

I am trying to deploy a django app on AWS with a setup where I have one EC2 instance that is running nginx/uwsgi and a second EC2 instance where I have MySQL 5.5 installed. Both belong to the default ...
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Amazon Elastic Load Balancing http to https

I am currently using Amazon EC2 and running a Node.js application, however the HTTPS handshake etc. is now becomming a bottleneck, so I was wondering if this is possible: 2 EC2 instances running ...
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Any advantage to building from source if I can get it from repo of a similar distro

I'm using Amazon Linux AMI, which seems to be some RHEL or CentOS offshoot. I've read that it should be binary compatible with RHEL. My question is: is there any advantage to compile a package from ...
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AWS RDS connection count

I am using AWS RDS with MySQL for a project and have a "large" instance. The documentation is clear on what this means as far as compute resources and RAM goes, but I can't find anything that ...
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how to change password of AWS EC2 instance

I am logging in my AWS EC2 instance using winscp/putty as root using a .ppk file which has imported-openssh-key. Earlier it was shared with many ppl, who are all gone, so now I have to change it in ...
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Error 2003 (HY000) when i try to connect amazon rds server from ec2 server

I know I need to configure the RDS security group to allow connection from EC2 security group. I have an EC2 instance running in the default security group. so i added the EC2 Security Group to the ...
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Internal DNS inside Amazon AWS VPC

I am getting started on understanding VPC but am not seeing a good internal DNS solution. For example, we're using a non-RDS database server which other servers in the VPC connect to. I would like ...
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Amazon AWS: SSL in our testing environment

My company has a running business web service on AWS which uses a wildcard SSL certificate (works for *.example.com). Multiple partners have subdomains and need SSL (https://partner1.example.com, ...
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Optimized raid 0 configuration for Amazon EC2 hi1.4xlarge

How do I know what is the best configuration for RAID 0 (mdadm create options) between the to ephemeral drives?
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AWS ELB as backend for Varnish Accelerator

I am working on a large deployment on AWS that has high uptime requirements and variable loads throughout the day. Obviously, this is the perfect use case for ELB (Elastic Load Balancer) and ...
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Can't SSH in to AWS VPC second ENI from with in same VPC

I attached a Second ENI to my Ubuntu OS machine on AWS VPC, the internal IP of this new ENI is 192.168.12.24. When I try to SSH in to this machine from another machine in the same VPC I get a ...
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AWS: how to stop cloud-init from disabling root login

On AWS I have managed to create an AMI with a modified Ubuntu 12.04 LTS amd64. I've added lots of packages and much of our own code and files. The cloud init is still there, and I'm sure should ...
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AWS VPC Multiple IPs

I am trying to associate a secondary internal IP with my Amazon VPC small machine, I am using a Ubuntu based image with AMI ID:ami-6936fb00. Problem is that I am unable to figure out how to configure ...
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Multi-domain DNS configuration with Route53

I am configuring a few domain names in Route53 and am looking for some advice on best practices for setting things up. Here is the scenario: Let's say domain1.com is my master corporate domain, and I ...
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AWS: How can I attach an AMI as a non-root device/volume?

Is there a way to attach an AMI, or a copy thereof, to an instance? This would be a non-pay public Linux AMI. An example would be the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS AMI. But I don't want to be limited to just ...
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AWS: How do I create an EBS AMI from a scratch image or file tree?

I have a file tree in a directory. This is used to build bootable systems on hard drives and flash drives. I've also used it to build images for virtual machines. I would like to make an AWS AMI ...
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Amazon Micro Instance Crashed - Help Me Figure Out Why?

I am running an Amazon AWS Micro Linux Instance and it crashed during some "light" usage a few days ago. I am running an app that uploads photos to the server. We had maybe 10 users uploading multiple ...
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MySQL in amazon AWS: backup and disaster recovery - EBS snapshots v/s RDS

I will be uploading a web application to amazon ec2 instance in the next couple of weeks. I am using : windows server 2008 r2 64 bit as an amazon instance along with a 30 GB EBS. The only confusion i ...
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Amazon EC2 and EBS

This is a follow up question to this post, as I'm trying to get my head wrapped around all these cloud hosting services: Scaling a cloud-based ecommerce site I had stumbled upon a blog and this: ...
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Backing up data (including mysqldumps) to S3

We have a web app on a number of servers and we want to add an additional layer of redundancy by backing up the key data to S3. The key data is the MySQL database and a folder containing dynamically ...
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set up single directory ftp access for customer on Ubuntu

I have a user who like to use the our Bitnami AWS ec2 instance to store podcasts. Up to this point they have been using http://www.lemonzdream.com/podcastmaker/ with MobileMe. Now that MM is dead, ...
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Setting up Subdomains within Amazon AWS Elastic Beanstalk

I'm trying to setup an application within Amazon's Elastic Beanstalk, and I'd like to use a subdomain for part of the application. Ideally, that subdomain would be mapped to a folder within the ...
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Storing pages with only client-side code in S3 over full EC2?

Question: Would storing pages in S3 with only client-side code reduce costs in comparison to hosting them in Amazon's EC2? Background: Right now I use a cms to manage all of my pages and users for a ...
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Bootstrapping in CloudFormation with Autoscale

My CloudFormation template creates an autoscale group and bootstrap it with utility script /opt/aws/bin/cfn-init. When I remove the bootstrap part out of my template the, autoscale get created without ...
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How do I start MySQL server in an Amazon AWS Elastic Beanstalk instance? [duplicate]

I am relatively new LAMP dev who is trying to learn Linux primarily through AWS. I have a live Elastic Beanstalk instance up and running. I did a yum install of the following packages: mysql55.x86_64 ...
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Should a stream server be seperate from a web server? [closed]

I'm going to be playing with Amazon's web services. I'm going to install Ubuntu 12.04 and start setting up my server stack. Once of the projects I wanted to work on involed a red5 server. My question ...
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Godaddy vs. Route53 for DNS [closed]

I have my website set up as an EC2 instance and my DNS is currently Godaddy. I'm considering switching to Amazon AWS Route53 for DNS. The one thing I noticed however is that Route53 charges monthly ...
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Can I use AWS Multi-Factor Authentication to create a role for people to access an EC2 website?

I am a bit unclear about the AWS MFA... I have a website on EC2 which is restricted in the security group to the IP addresses of our clients. Our clients would like to have some way of accessing ...
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How to combine AWS and dedicated external servers?

I have an extensive network of servers all currently hosted on AWS EC2. For reasons of cost I plan to gradually migrate to dedicated servers where possible. So: How can I best combine AWS and ...
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amazon dynamoDB or MySQL for storing large arrays inside each row

I am trying to decide which database I should use for an application I'm making. I was leaning toward dynamoDB because of its scalability, but then I read in the documentation which said: there ...
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Deploying site on Amazon Beantalk and IIS settings

I am interested in working with Amazon Elastic Beantalk to deploy my new site. A few things that I need to know and can't get an answer to: 1) How can I maintain IIS settings of all deployed and ...
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startup script not executing on amazon linux

i'm trying to forward syslog to logentries.com which requires a line added to /etc/rsyslog.conf , so far so good. however, i'm running on amazon elastic beanstalk and have 3 environments ...
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Tracking costs within one AWS account

I have what I'm sure is a very common problem. Our company has many projects and groups working for different clients. We do a lot of our development work in the cloud and deploy our solutions there. ...
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404 page not found on apache server

I'm trying to get my feet wet with amazon web services and have SSH my instance and created a user, named logan, with admin rights. I then connected to the EC2 instance with the username and password ...
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RDS Replication across regions

We are using Amazon AWS for our web services but given the recent instabilities in their infrastructure, we are trying to figure out how to run our application across multiple regions for additional ...
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Sticky Load Balancing with AWS

I have just setup a load balancer with AWS for a few instances as search engine crawlers were bringing down the site (it has millions of pages). Parts of the site allow you to login so I selected: ...
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Are EC2 public DNS names associated with Elastic IPs stable?

When I spin up a machine in us-west-2 and give it an elastic IP, it gets a public DNS hostname like ec2-XXX-XXX-XXX-XXX.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com When I spin up a machine in us-east-1 and ...
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How to change the URL on my Amazon EC2 webserver

I am at the point in playing around with EC2 that I have launched a webserver. Right now, the website URL looks like http://ec2-<some numbers>.compute-1.amazonaws.com/ I am evaluating the ...
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Connect to memcached using PHP on Windows

I have a memcached server (on AWS ElastiCache) and need to connect to it using PHP on Windows (IIS not WAMP). Is this possible? I have found php_memcache.dll but this doesn't appear to work with ...
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How to set up AWS EC2 with apache

I am new to AWS and I have some basic set up questions that I can't find answers to. 1) I have created an EC2 instance using the default Amazon Linux AMI. How can I install apache? Then how can I ...
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Joomla performance problems on AWS

I'm running a site on AWS with the following setup: Single m1.small instance (web server) Single RDS m1.small db Joomla 1.5 Generally, the site is performant, but is fairly low-traffic - say ...
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Elastic Map Reduce with S3 Readonly Permissions

I'm running a few EMR jobflows, and populating hive tables directly from S3. Naturally, it would not be ideal to drop these tables, and so I'm wondering: Is it possible to run EMR jobflows such that ...
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How to Set up Amazon EC2 with Nexenta OS?

I want to use Nexenta os for testing purpose and really want to test it out over aws ec2. I couldnot find any Nexenta os ami's. So, i was wondering if there's any way to set up Nexenta os on aws ec2 ...
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No clue for high load average on top

We have several machines on Amazon (ec2) of the type c1.xlarge with 16 cpus, running the Amazon AMI. Details on the machine: 7 GB of memory 20 EC2 Compute Units (8 virtual cores with 2.5 EC2 Compute ...
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What is the difference between a plain Amazon ec2 instance and beanstalk?

I am a solo developer and the sites I'm deploying are very small, usually hobby sites and I have a few questions about the Amazon services. Is there a reason for me to use beanstalk or should I just ...
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How to install Tomcat 7 and MySQL on AWS EC2?

My Question I am running a AWS EC2 micro instance with Amazon Linux. Now I want to install Tomcat 7 and MySQL and MySQL Workbenchon this instance. I also want to copy my Java Servlets on Netbeans on ...
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Address already in use - Amazon AWS

I've run into a really weird issue. I was debugging a server 500 error script on our EC2 instance and found that we didn't have ioncube loaders installed. So I went to go install them and I created a ...
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Why can I resolve this hostname but not a cname to this hostname?

If I run dig against a hostname, I get the according cname, however I get an NXDOMAIN error (non existent domain). if I run dig against the cname I got, I can resolve it to an IP address ...
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Amazon AWS VPC Performance Advantages

We have a simple setup that consists of... 1 EC Instance for HTTP/PHP requests 1 RDS Instance for our Database requests Currently our two servers do not use VPC to communicate. I was wondering if ...
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What differences are there between an official Ubuntu AMI image and a base install from an ISO?

When creating a new instance on AWS using an official Ubuntu 12.04 server AMI, what differences are there compared to if I was to do a standard server install on a computer of my own? For example, ...