Once provisioned, forever forsaken… far too many cloud resources–be it IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, you name it, XaaS–may be uselessly nibbling away at your or your clients’ budget. Unless your goal is to tighten the belt by hook or by crook, you need a clear view of what is needed and what is not. Before you pull the plug, obviously.
It doesn’t take rocket science to set up and run a web server in the AWS cloud. Here is a down-to-earth, step-by-step primer for adventurous newbies.
Problems signing in to AWS? When the login page “Sign in as IAM user” repeatedly says: “Your authentication information is incorrect. Please try again” though you entered correct information, your Gemalto token generator for MFA authentication could be out of sync.
The most difficult thing about configuring the DNS settings for a domain is designing a plan of action: making up one’s mind about what kind of services you envision and how you want to route the traffic. Here’s a primer on how to configure DNS using Route 53 or any other service.
The rsync utility can backup files, synchronize directory trees, and much much more, both on the local machine and between two different hosts—via push and pull. Here is how to tame it.