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Mark

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Re: TheSwamp, as we know it.
« Reply #135 on: September 27, 2017, 09:08:42 am »
No problem, if I can't answer it, my IT assistant should be able to do so. Although, I am not exactly sure what LAMP is, we do everything through the EC2 servers, that way they are full computer systems that we can install whatever we need to on, again my assistant probably would know.
That stands for Linux, Apache, Mysql and PHP. I'm using Lightsail (https://amazonlightsail.com/) and running one of their images for $5 a month. Not sure if i could make just an EC2 server work or not.
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Re: TheSwamp, as we know it.
« Reply #136 on: September 27, 2017, 07:31:53 pm »
So, basically, Lightsail is pretty much a prebuilt EC-2 instance, which is what they call essentially a computer on their systems, designed for simplicity to get up and running quickly, but as a result, you do loose some flexibility with it.
EC-2 is essentially a full computer that you can remote into from anywhere and do anything that you can do on a computer.

Some advantages to Lightsail over EC-2:
Set monthly pricing based on what you need
Easy to setup and maintain
Simple to understand

Some advantages to EC-2 over Lightsail:
Fully scaleable in real time, when you need more power, EC-2 instance can be added automatically in the background and when less is needed, it can be automatically closed. Lightsail can scale to a point, but not to the same degree and not as much in real time.
Pay for only what you use
Has tiers that are free for an entire year and that may very well include data transfers.
Inbound data transfers don't usually count again your data limits, not sure about on Lightsail.
Has more options for types of computers and operating systems
Can run an image of your existing system if you so choose

Basically, if you setup your own web server locally, you should be able to setup and configure an EC-2 instance without much difficulty, as it is essentially the same thing, you are just doing it remotely instead of physically where you are and you have to create the instance first.

Now which one is right for your needs? Well, in the end only you can decide that, they both have pluses and minuses.

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Re: TheSwamp, as we know it.
« Reply #137 on: October 02, 2017, 11:20:23 am »
I've gone thru quite a few in the past Mark and have little good to say about the dreamhosts, directnics and godaddies (shudder) of the web world. Until Bluehost. They may not be the cheapest but they've been reliable, prompt with software upgrades and bonus, their control panel is not a nightmare. On funding and/or supporting the swamp on some other server please know I'm in ftw.
Does Bluehost have the ability to setup forums like this one included? AWS may be a bit confusing for a non-unix person to take on, if/when i turn this place over.
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Re: TheSwamp, as we know it.
« Reply #138 on: October 02, 2017, 07:47:32 pm »
I've gone thru quite a few in the past Mark and have little good to say about the dreamhosts, directnics and godaddies (shudder) of the web world. Until Bluehost. They may not be the cheapest but they've been reliable, prompt with software upgrades and bonus, their control panel is not a nightmare. On funding and/or supporting the swamp on some other server please know I'm in ftw.
Does Bluehost have the ability to setup forums like this one included? AWS may be a bit confusing for a non-unix person to take on, if/when i turn this place over.
You could be right there, much like if you have built your own Linux server and tried to turn it over to someone would be the same thing.

As for Bluehost, doing a quick google search, it appears it does:
https://my.bluehost.com/cgi/help/forum

I am sure other types of forums could be accommodated as well.