Cost savings in the cloud are extremely important for small-sized technology businesses. In this article, I share some insights on saving costs while working with Amazon Route 53. I also discuss how to prevent DNS issues when recreating hosted zones.
AWS, Azure, Cloud
I love cloud stuff. This section of my website chronicles my work that is directly (or not so directly) related to cloud computing. These are some of the fun cloud stuff I have had time to write about (or that I consider sufficiently relevant to post). Here you will find AWS, Azure, and non-vendor specific cloud computing articles as well as some more traditional server work that I dabble into.
While some registrars (like Amazon Route 53) put a price on DNS queries, Cloudflare offers 100% free DNS as part of their (also free) CDN service. But what if you just want the free DNS and nothing more? It’s easy. The steps are shown in this article.
My previous four-part series described how to set up a SharePoint development farm. Now, what if we want to take things a step further and configure our SharePoint farm to allow sending of outgoing emails? This article discusses everything you need to do to make this possible – from installing and configuring the SMTP service, to defining outgoing email settings in SharePoint Central Administration. I provide code examples as well.
CMD (or batch) script that helps you quickly reset the SharePoint timer service, the SharePoint administration service, and Internet Information Services (IIS). Works without modification for On-Premise versions of SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016, and SharePoint 2019.
I remember having to terminate an entire Amazon EC2 instance because I somehow lost access to it via SSH. Well, looking back, termination really wasn’t necessary. Using the simple process described here, you can easily regain access to the AWS EC2 instance that you locked yourself out of.
My previous article on the subject of adding a swap file to an Amazon EC2 instance focused on adding the swap file to the instance storage (also known as ephemeral storage) that comes with certain Amazon EC2 instances. This article discusses how you can still leverage the concept of swap files even on “EBS only” Amazon EC2 instances.