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Old 12-01-2014, 11:20 AM
 
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I'm considering starting a Wordpress blog and hosting it on the Amazon cloud instead of using a paid server like Bluehost and others. Is this something worth the headache? While I'm no hacker, my programming (Java) and UNIX skills are at the intermediate level. I've been using Linux and known Java programming for almost 10 years although I don't program or use the command line on a daily basis.
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Old 12-26-2014, 06:59 PM
 
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Are you referring to the EC2 platform? You do have to pay for that unless you fall into the "free usage" tier.

I've set up EC2 instances in the past, and personally, I don't think it's worth the trouble. Quality web hosting can be easily found for $5/month or so, which is absolutely worth it to me for the simplicity and support. Running your own EC2 instance creates some technological overhead that you'll be responsible for; there will be no support if you screw something up.

Amazon wrote a good how-to for setting up a web server on EC2 using their custom Linux distro. Take a look and see if you feel comfortable enough to do it: Tutorial: Installing a LAMP Web Server on Amazon Linux - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
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Old 12-28-2014, 06:55 PM
 
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Hosting your own website without paying for it sounds really interesting. I would like to know what you find.
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