AWS EFS: Elastic File System

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) is a scalable, elastic, cloud-native file system for Linux OS. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUwUyUVOQFk Features EFS is elastic, so it automatically grows and shrinks as storage demands go up and down.  It's a fully managed service that provides access through standard file system interfaces you already use, and it is designed for high … Continue reading AWS EFS: Elastic File System

AWS Billing 101 for Cloud Practitioner Exam

For AWS usage, you are billed for the support plans, and the resources you utilize.  Billing and Pricing is 12% of the Certified Cloud Practitioner Exam, so it's imperative that you get a good grasp on the different support plans and the resource billings, as well as ways you can monitor consumption. Support Plans There are … Continue reading AWS Billing 101 for Cloud Practitioner Exam

AWS EC2: Elastic Compute Cloud

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) provides secure, elastic compute capacity in the cloud.  You can think of it like you are renting a piece of a huge server where you can spin up your own independent instances catered to your specific needs. Features With EC2, you don't have to spend time or resources obtaining new … Continue reading AWS EC2: Elastic Compute Cloud

AWS Mnemonics: Simple Flash Cards

It's important to know the details of what each service is.  But at the same time, it helps to know a simple phrase to trigger your memory as a complete newbie.  So I've created this AWS Mnemonics page to help you remember key features and facts. Especially when there are half a dozen services that … Continue reading AWS Mnemonics: Simple Flash Cards

How to set up a WordPress site on EC2

Best way to learn a system is to use it! To help me study for my Certified Cloud Practitioner exam, I decided to set up a blog to chronicle my study journey using WordPress. To do this, I set up a WordPress website on EC2.  Follow along to get your own WordPress site running on … Continue reading How to set up a WordPress site on EC2