Migrated to Amazon EC2 instance (from shared hosting)

Being not too happy with the speed of the shared hosting, decided to move the blog to an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance.  Given this is a baby step, picked up a micro instance running an Ubuntu server and installed Apache web server, MySQL, PHP . After doing a bit of tweaking with this new instance, imported the SQL database and other files from the shared hosting and pointed the A name record to the new IP address. This switch happened over this weekend.

One particular issue which I faced was frequent crashing of MySQL due to memory limitations. Followed few online instructions to improve the situation and the current configuration seems to be holding up (but this is a cause of worry – need to figure the right solution).

Anyhow, hope you like the decreased page load time! 🙂

Some helpful links from the web:

a) How to install WordPress on Amazone EC2

b) Move WordPress site from shared hosting to Amazon EC2

c) DIY: Enable CGI on your Apache server

d) Import MySQL Dumpfile, SQL Datafile Into My Database

e) Making WordPress Stable on EC2-Micro

f) how to enable mod_rewrite in apache2.2 (debian/ubuntu)

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