Posts by Cassidy

BuddyPress on the Cloud

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 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 those updates.  It is perfect for something like the aquaponics community where people are constating tweaking and talking about their systems.

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What is a WordPress AMI?

Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 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.  Basically, this avoids the requirement for the user to install WordPress.   Our RipCloud WordPress AMI is optimized for the Amazon Cloud for by utilizing caching, nginx and security enhancements.  The install is offers simple hooks into the...

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WordPress on the Amazon Cloud (AWS)

Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 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 Cloud you may even qualify for one free year of an EC2 micro instance. Of course you’ll need to have a bit of a technical backgroud if you plan to install WordPress on your own using the famous WordPress 5 minute install but you’ll need to know...

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BitNami WordPress AMI – My Challenges

Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 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 challenging experience.  Below are a few of the issues I’ve faced. WordPress Directory Location It seems that Bitnami is using a standard LAMP setup for all their AMIs then simply adding a directory for each application directory.  Therefore, the default location for the WordPress install was...

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WordPress and the Cloud – like Peas and Carrots

Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 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. In 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) began offering IT infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services — now commonly known as cloud computing.    Benefits...

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