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1answer
217 views

Best way to setup hosting and scale SaaS application [closed]

I'm a software developer with experience setting up hosting environments for small applications and no more than 5k hits a day type of traffic. I just built a SaaS application and I'm wondering how to ...
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5answers
2k views

AWS: Multi-region setup using single RDS instance

I'm trying to scale our web application (PHP, MySQL, memcache) in a multi-region scheme. Currently we are using a setup with two EC2 instances behind an ELB and an RDS instance, all of them in US-EAST ...
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2answers
153 views

Autoscaling set-up on EC2

I'm new to web development and design (I moved over from construction where answers are much larger), and I'm trying to build a scalable AWS architecture for a Wordpress site that lives in the free ...
3
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1answer
301 views

Using NFS for scalable PHP/MySQL web application

Here's the situation: I have a PHP/MySQL web application that accepts user uploads (pdf files). From these pdf files' pages a preview image is made on the fly and presented to the web app's users. ...
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0answers
108 views

Scaling a video processing application on EC2?

I am approaching the need to scale a video-processign application that runs on EC2. So far the setup is one machine: Backbonejs frontend Rails 3.2 Postgresql Resque + S3 for storage The flow of ...
2
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2answers
272 views

Dynamically changing one-node Cassandra cluster to two nodes

So I have an application that will be very dormant most of the time but will need high-bursting a few days out of the month. Since we are deploying on EC2 I would like to keep only one Cassandra ...
0
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2answers
117 views

EC2 cost-effective webapp scaling

I have a webapp running in a Media Temple VPS account, and I'm currently evaluating the gains to switch to Amazon EC2. It's running under Apache 2 web server. This webapp for now has almost no access ...
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1answer
1k views

How do you choose the EC2 instance for your django app? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my capacity planning? My team has created a nice django app and now it is going to be deployed on an EC2 instance. Now there are a few questions ...
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1answer
169 views

Video Uploading on Amazon instances?

I am having real problems trying to wrap my head around my problem. I have decided on the middle and end solution to my problem but I can't seem to work out the the beginning of it. So as a bit of a ...
1
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1answer
118 views

unable to set up the ec2 ubuntu instance for auto scaling

I went through enough number of blog post which actually guides how to set up the auto scaling platform. I am using the Ubuntu ec2 32 bit AMI. From which I am trying to scale the instances, I am ...
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2answers
782 views

Unable to add the environmental variables and run “as-cmd”

I am running micro instance, now need to horizontally scale. I mean I am experimenting with a micro instance. I followed the instructions which is given in this video, but when I run as-cmd I get an ...
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2answers
2k views

What is the reason for scaling Amazon EC2 by instance count rather than instance parameters?

We are looking into moving our website to Amazon EC2. The basic idea behind Amazon's cloud seems to be: "Need more RAM? You got it. Hard disk? Sure, here you go." Etc. But Amazon seems to be pushing ...
3
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2answers
1k views

Amazon EC2 AutoScaling WordPress

I am currently looking to autoscale my wordpress installation on Amazon EC2. Everything is working, I can bundle my EBS instance, put some policy and then amazon run automatically instances behind my ...
0
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1answer
643 views

What is the best Amazon EC2 server configuration for a highly-scalable distributed php application? [closed]

I'm creating a php application that needs to be able to scale up to "1 million users". I know this question is subjective to the application, but I'm curious what type of generic setups are a best ...
0
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2answers
400 views

Why should one use amazon-elb?

Amazon-elb is a scalability solution that works like a proxy to several instances of my amazon ec2 servers. I wonder if it would'nt be more effective to have a roundrobin DNS to resolve my name into a ...
1
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1answer
327 views

Multiple AWS EC2 Instance with Single Database

Currently we are using One EC2 instance to run our Services. And we are planning to add one more instance to put our application Server. Is it better to put the database in separate instance and query ...
2
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2answers
2k views

Poor performance on Amazon RDS instance

I'm doing some load/stress testing on a PHP web application that is backed by a Small RDS database instance. When I hit the website with ~50 concurrent web requests, the RDS database just stops ...
3
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2answers
813 views

Is Amazon EC2 for me?

I'm working on an image hosting website tailored to a particular niche. The website is made with Django. I'm currently planning to run it on Linode. So far so good. The problem is: I will need to ...
2
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1answer
1k views

Setting up a Rails 2.3.x app on EC2 for easy scalability

I'm running a simple rails stack on a single dedicated machine. We're reaching our full capacity and have absolutely no setup for scaling, just one app on one machine. I did some research and came up ...
0
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1answer
209 views

Approximately, how many writes can a EC2 large dedicated Mongo server handle?

Let's assume that it was only writes. Each "document" inserted is less than 140 characters. How many writes can this database handle?
3
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1answer
631 views

M-M or M-S replication of EBS volume across multiple EC2 instances

I would like to share EBS backed file system of size up to 20GB in 200K files across multiple EC2 instances. Master-master would be ideal, but I'd be happy with master-slave solution too. I know that ...
2
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2answers
109 views

web app reaching emailing limits - what is the next step up?

Recently i have been working on a popular web app that currently has around 70k members and a lot of traffic, i migrated the site to a new extra large EC2 instance and it seems to be a massive ...
1
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4answers
327 views

How should I host a site that could potentially get a short spike in traffic of 1000%+

This is a purely theoretical question, but what if I had a site that would normally only get a couple thousand hits a day, but for a few days each month that could shoot to several hundred thousand or ...
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2answers
365 views

What techniques do you use to design and scale a web app horizontally (in EC2)?

Specifically I'm looking for techniques for scaling a web application which has no central database server, in the cloud, but general advice is great. I have come across GlusterFS, which looks great, ...
1
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3answers
935 views

Sharing / replicating EBS across AWS nodes

I would like to use single EBS storage across multiple EC2 nodes (web/app servers). I've read some articles on snapshot sharing, but that doesn't suit well for what we need. We use filesystem for ...
0
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1answer
316 views

How can I measure the load capacity of my video encoding server and plan for scaling?

I have a server running on Amazon EC2 that acts as a video encoder (LAMP CentOS + FFMPEG). How can I load test it with video files and get an idea of how many encodings it can handle. I can't seem to ...