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Posted 26 March 2018 - 09:15 AM

I've been using Digital Ocean to test how my website will perform on live environment, but now I want to try Amazon AWS.
But I got completely confused: In digital ocean you simply install Ubuntu server and upload files.
On AWS I got overwhelmed: EC2, S3, Lightsail, Elastic Beanstalk, hundreds of tutorials.
Yet non of them explains: Which AWS should I choose to deploy a website (PHP, MySQL, Apache, Linux), and how to actually deploy it?
Is Amazon the right place to host websites? Or that's not even the purpose and that's why I am lost?
There are barely any Youtube video either..
I just want to host my website

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Re: Amazon AWS web hosting

Posted 26 March 2018 - 09:25 AM

I don't use it, but get my hosting elsewhere.

As for information there are oodles of it.

Search terms: "aws for web hosting getting started"

https://aws.amazon.com/websites/
https://aws.amazon.c...etting-started/
https://aws.amazon.c...rted/tutorials/
https://aws.amazon.c...rted/tutorials/

Why would you be using Digital Ocean in the first place? Seems like a giant mess to go around setting up some sort of linux environment when there are a cornucopia of hosting sites geared for a website right out of the gate.
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Re: Amazon AWS web hosting

Posted 26 March 2018 - 09:43 AM

You can deploy a VM (with the software you listed) on a single EC2 instance. S3 is storage. Elastic Beanstalk is automated deployments. If you are not load-balancing & launching multiple servers based on load, then you would not need Elastic Beanstalk.

They have a 1 year free tier (mini), that allows you to get started & determine if it's for you.
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Re: Amazon AWS web hosting

Posted 26 March 2018 - 10:34 AM

Lightsail is probably what you want. It is more geared for the beginner getting started.
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Re: Amazon AWS web hosting

Posted 26 March 2018 - 10:51 AM

View Postmodi123_1, on 26 March 2018 - 09:25 AM, said:

Why would you be using Digital Ocean in the first place? Seems like a giant mess to go around setting up some sort of linux environment when there are a cornucopia of hosting sites geared for a website right out of the gate.


Because I was using LAMP with Ubuntu 16.04 before and thought it would be easy to do that on live environment as well (Although lately I've been using XAMPP with Windows)
By the way - which hosting site are you using? My website has a database and is PHP written - is there something like "upload and go" thing without messing with stuff like in Digital Ocean?



View Postno2pencil, on 26 March 2018 - 09:43 AM, said:

You can deploy a VM (with the software you listed) on a single EC2 instance. S3 is storage. Elastic Beanstalk is automated deployments. If you are not load-balancing & launching multiple servers based on load, then you would not need Elastic Beanstalk.

They have a 1 year free tier (mini), that allows you to get started & determine if it's for you.



View Postastonecipher, on 26 March 2018 - 10:34 AM, said:

Lightsail is probably what you want. It is more geared for the beginner getting started.


Thanks, will give it a try

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Re: Amazon AWS web hosting

Posted 26 March 2018 - 10:57 AM

Any webhosting company will do that. Godaddy, 1and1, a small orange, a1whs, etc. The bulk all have PHP there and you just drop your files into a directory, do what ever DB you need to mess with, and go. It sounds like, at this stage, there is zero reason you would need to be futzuing with a linux spinup and all that jazz.
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Posted 26 March 2018 - 11:09 AM

You're correct, it was a mistake ..I already have domain with GoDaddy so I will probably try that

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 03:43 PM

GoDaddy? Gross.

I mean, they're ok, if you want to pay for your shit to not be online.
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Re: Amazon AWS web hosting

Posted 26 March 2018 - 03:56 PM

Oh haha then which one do you recommend? Good to know before I host :donatello:

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Re: Amazon AWS web hosting

Posted 26 March 2018 - 05:45 PM

Why not stick with Digital Ocean & use GSuite? What are you looking to gain by moving?
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Posted 27 March 2018 - 02:29 AM

Because in Digital Ocean it feels less secure when I'm the one controlling the server and probably configure something badly
In hosting websites you just drag and drop while they probably took care of security (or at least I hope)

Also, just had a bad experience, in the short time I'm using them - which I will share with you here if it's not solved

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Re: Amazon AWS web hosting

Posted 27 March 2018 - 04:35 AM

FWIW, I've deployed my own small web apps on Heroku, which supports many environments (probably PHP included, but I don't know).
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Re: Amazon AWS web hosting

Posted 09 May 2018 - 06:58 AM

Any Web Hosting Company can do this.
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