How to Create an AWS RDS MySQL Instance for WordPress Websites

Overview If you are hosting a WordPress website with Amazon, either through AWS Lightsail or AWS EC2 you will sleep better at night with a more robust database solution than a local MySQL database running on your web server instance. This How To post will walk you through setting up an AWS RDS instance to[…]

AWS Explained: What is EFS?

What is Elastic File System? Amazon’s EFS service provides file storage in the cloud.  You are probably wondering why Amazon would have two services for file storage.  Isn’t S3 the same thing? S3 is about storing and retrieving fairly static files; documents, images, video, and even static HTML.  S3 is very efficient for distributing the[…]

Join the Cloud, Setup an Amazon Web Services Account Today!

How to Get Started If you want to get started with Amazon Web Services you are going to need an account.  Here are the steps to make that happen. Where is it? Amazon Web Services, AWS, is available online at http://aws.Amazon.com.  Point your favorite browser to that link and you’re ready to get started. What[…]

Be Slackers! Collaboration Done Right.

Hello #Slackers! Slack has quickly become one of my go to tools for communication.  It’s more streamlined than email.  It parses conversations out into easy to organize channels and it brings together teams large and small.  It really takes team collaboration up a notch. During a Sprint, Slack can catapult productivity into higher orbit but[…]