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

AWS CloudFront: Secure Content Delivery Network (CDN)

Amazon CloudFront is a global Content Delivery Network (CDN) service. CDN is a system of distributed servers that delivers website content to end users based on location of the user, origin of the webpage, and location of the content delivery server. Its main purpose is to make loading websites for end users faster using Edge … Continue reading AWS CloudFront: Secure Content Delivery Network (CDN)

How to host a Static Website with S3

If you have a static website with a few images, a CSS file, and a few HTML pages, you can host the whole thing using Amazon S3, and share out a URL to show your friends. If you aren't familiar with Amazon S3, refer to the article below: AWS S3: Simple Storage Service Step 1: Create … Continue reading How to host a Static Website with S3

AWS S3: Simple Storage Service

Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) provides safe, secure, highly-scalable object-based storage on the cloud. You only pay for what you use, have unlimited storage, and the sizes of individual files can be anywhere between 0 bytes and 5 terabytes. S3 is one of the basic and important core systems in AWS.  When an object is … Continue reading AWS S3: Simple Storage Service

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