Amazon Web Services (AWS) makes it very easy to expand EBS volumes. You just right-click on the volume, select modify, and enter the new, larger volume size. Done. To shrink Amazon EBS volumes, however, is a whole different matter – there is no way to do this directly using the AWS console. In this article, I describe a roundabout technique that I have often used to save some bucks in scenarios where I mistakenly over-allocated Amazon EBS when setting up EC2.
For quite some time now, PowerShell has been cross-platform. This means you can now use it on Mac OS and on the many different flavors/distributions of Linux. Here’s how to install PowerShell Core followed by Azure PowerShell on your Ubuntu machine.
This guide will show you how to programmatically perform common service management tasks from PHP. It focuses on the ServiceManagementRestProxy class in the official Microsoft Azure SDK for PHP.
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.
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.
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.