Setting Up a Static Website on S3 with Route 53 and CloudFront

Set up a static website on AWS using S3, Route 53, CloudFront, and Certificate Manager Here, we'll set up a static website (think HTML and CSS and no moving parts) hosted on S3, which can be accessed by your own domain, domain.com, protected with SSL (think https:// instead of http://). Anyone who types in domain.com … Continue reading Setting Up a Static Website on S3 with Route 53 and CloudFront

AWS Route 53: Cloud DNS

Amazon Route 53 is a highly scalable Domain Name System (DNS). It translates domain names like awsnewbies.com into an IP address so your computer can access the website (another computer).  Without a Domain Name System, you have to remember IP addresses in order to access websites instead of being able to type in a URL. … Continue reading AWS Route 53: Cloud DNS

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