Cloud computing has been around ever since the idea of the internet was hatched. Because of advances on computer processing technology, cloud storage is now possible and available not only to giant business entities but to personal users as well. Cloud storage addresses the need for a convenient storage solution.
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.
WordPress on Amazon EC2 makes a very flexible and powerful web development combo. WordPress is a great choice because it has a huge theme and plugin ecosystem, and it is very user-friendly (non-technical people can use it comfortably). Amazon EC2 is highly scalable and practically unlimited and Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides a whole suite of website and application management tools that most people find useful at one point or another.
So you want to access your Ubuntu Server like you would a regular desktop – with a graphical front end instead of just a terminal. This tutorial explains how you can do this using Virtual Network Computing (VNC). Since I’m a big fan of Amazon Web Services (AWS), I will be explaining how to set up VNC for Ubuntu on Amazon EC2. However, the general procedure described here will work for any normal Ubuntu server setup.
Here I explain the second method to speed up your WordPress site using Amazon’s CDN. To get background information on the process described here, please read my previous post: Speed Up WordPress With Amazon S3 And Cloudfront (Part 1).
With just a bit of extra effort, you could get significant page speed improvements on your WordPress website by using Amazon’s Content Delivery Network (CDN). This is because Amazon has robust servers all over the world that can serve your content much faster than the single shared hosting server that your WordPress site is most likely installed on.