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Installing WordPress on Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services  (AWS) offer a way to host your own WordPress sight with no hardware and little to no expense on a small WP blog site. This is ideal if you want to start working with a self hosted WordPress site for developmental purposes, monetization of your blog, or just good ol’ bragging rights.

In this article I will go into an overview of the EC2 service and the various Virtual Machines (referred to as instances from here on out) that are free and paid. Some may be free to download and initially spin up but may incur an additional cost to the AWS price tier even if you are in the Free Tier. Even though I discuss the free tier exclusively and micro-instances it should be mentioned that the AWS allows for scalability of your WordPress site so it can grow as your site(s) grow.

Bitnami Logo for WP instance.There are various pre-made instances for use with your AWS account that are configured for just about “one touch” configuration. Some are free, others are free to upload to AWS but incur a usage cost, and others cost for upload and usage. A few of the providers are; Bitnami, JumpBox, and Turnkey Linux. If you do choose to go with these “one click” solutions be sure to read all the print to verify if there are any charges for the instance or use of and how the charges are calculated. Continue reading Installing WordPress on Amazon Web Services

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Using Subversion to Make Projects Easier

If you are not familiar with Subversion, that title may sound a little sinister. While the dictionary definition of “subversion” may sometimes seem like the best idea in a particularly frustrating group project, the project management system known as Subversion is likely a better option.

What is Subversion?

Subversion, often shortened to SVN, is a system that is widely used in the free software community to manage projects and is also utilized by Google Code. Subversion was developed by the Apache Software Foundation and is currently under a free software license, meaning that it can be used freely as long as copyright notice is maintained. Continue reading Using Subversion to Make Projects Easier