Recent Entries

  • BuddyPress on the Cloud

    I recently launched a new buddypress social network for aquaponic enthusiasts on a micro AWS Amazon Cloud image and it seems to be holding up very well.  Buddypress for WordPress has some amazing features if you are interested in building a niche, facebook-like social network.  It allow you to post status updates and have people follow […]

  • What is a WordPress AMI?

    An Amazon Machine Image (AMI) is a pre-configured operating system and virtual application software installed on a virtual machine within the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). It serves as the base deployment for services delivered using EC2. A WordPress AMI is specially designed to to install WordPress as a “virtual appliance” on an EC2 instance. […]

  • WordPress on the Amazon Cloud (AWS)

    If you’ve been considering moving your WordPress installation to the cloud, now may be the perfect opportunity. Amazon recently announced a “micro-instance” EC2 option which is a perfect solution for a small wordpress installation. Purchase a 3-year reserved instance and your total hosting could cost less than $10/mo. As a new customer on the Amazon […]

  • BitNami WordPress AMI – My Challenges

    As the least technical member of the RipCloud team, I thought it’d be good to try my hand at the Bitnami WordPress Amazon Machine Instance (AMI).  I spent a few months installing and hosting a few of my WordPress sites on an Amazon Cloud EC2 instance.  As other users have noted, it has been a […]

  • WordPress and the Cloud – like Peas and Carrots

    WordPress is the most popular content management system (CRM) with 50,000 new sites and blogs launched every day.  With its versatile plug-in architecture and template system, WordPress enables non-technical users the ability to launch and manage complex web sites with no development expertise.  Web site development, once requiring years of technical expertise, is now available to the masses with WordPress. […]