Cloud tutorials and examples

How to create Linux instance on Amazon AWS/EC2 Classic

[Update: This article is for Amazon classic. For Amazon VPC instructions may be slightly different] One has to make couple of choices while installing Linux read more

How to upgrade EC2 Ubuntu Linux micro instance to small

I was running my wordpress site on Amazon EC2 Ubuntu micro instance and it was performing pretty good. Even though I did not see any read more

AWS EBS and reliability/durability

EBS stands for Elastic Block Store and it provides block level storage volumes for use with Amazon EC2 instances. Amazon EBS volumes are designed to be highly read more

ApacheBench (ab) – how to load test a web site

ApacheBench (ab) is a very handy webserver benchmarking tool which can be run from command line. It is extremely simple to use. A quick outcome read more

Traceroute outcome from Bangalore to AWS Virginia and California

I recently noticed that my site ( which was hosted on AWS North Virginia data center was very slow. I was accessing it from Airtel read more

How to install wordpress on Amazon AWS-EC2 Classic Ubuntu Linux micro instance

[Update: This post is applicable for Amazon classic infrastructure. Now you should use Amazon VPC infrastructure and steps may be slightly different. We’ll soon write read more

How to allow mysql access on AWS/EC2 from a specific IP

If you have mysql server on AWS EC2 instances, you may need remote access to mysql server form a specific IP. Note that if you read more