Working with Amazon Web Services is a little like working at a start-up or early stage company. There are a lot of different tools, and it takes some time to get used to them. But once you do, you have the freedom to create your own applications without worrying about database administration or server administration.
The purpose of this blog post is to give you an overview of how Amazon Web Services (AWS) works together with EC2 and S3 to help you create APIs for fast scaling. It’s not intended to be a tutorial on how to use each service individually, but rather an introduction to what each service does, how they work together, and how you can use them to build scalable websites and applications.
I will be using the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service for this example. It’s one of the most popular cloud computing services in the world, because it is very flexible and easy to use. We will also be using the AWS Simple Storage Service (S3) for storing files that we can access through our API.
We all know how cool EC2 is. It’s super simple to create a new Virtual Private Server (VPS) with a few clicks in the AWS Console, and it’s even easier to create one using the command line tools. EC2 has been around for awhile, and there are tons of resources out there discussing the hows and whys of EC2 instances.
But what about S3? Once you’ve got your website up and running, do you have any idea what it takes to get your static content hosted on S3? If you’re like most developers, then your answer is probably “no.” If that’s the case, don’t worry about it – I’m going to give you an overview of how EC2 and S3 work together to help you create APIs for fast scaling.
EC2 is a fantastic service. For those of you unfamiliar with the term VPS, it stands for virtual private server. Basically, Amazon loads up an entire Linux OS on some hardware they own somewhere in the world and then they give you complete control over that OS via SSH. You can install whatever software you want on it just as if it was a physical machine sitting right next to you.
However, if you want to run something like apache or
This article is the first in a series on how to use EC2 and S3 to help you create a scalable website. In this article we will cover the process of creating a website that uses AWS to create an API for fast scaling. This series is intended to be used by people who have some knowledge of web development and are familiar with creating an API.
This series will show you how to create an API using EC2, S3 and RDS. This article will cover the basics of creating an API and what tools you will need.
Creating an API
There are several different ways you can use EC2 to create an API for your website. I’m going to show you two examples, one for your website and one for your mobile app. The examples will be based on two different types of APIs: RESTful APIs and SOAP-based APIs.
RESTful APIs are usually created using a framework like Rails or Django, whereas SOAP-based APIs are usually created using a framework like Rails or Django. A RESTful API can also be created using Ruby on Rails, which is a very popular framework for building RESTful APIs.
SOAP-based APIs are usually created using a framework like Rails or Django, which is also very popular,
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a collection of remote computing services (also called web services) that together make up a cloud computing platform, offered over the Internet by Amazon.com. The most central and well-known of these services are Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3. The service is advertised as providing a large computing capacity (potentially many servers) much faster and cheaper than building a physical server farm.
EC2 provides scalable computing capacity in the AWS cloud. It reduces the time required to obtain and boot new server instances to minutes, allowing you to quickly scale capacity, both up and down, as your computing requirements change.
Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) provides secure, durable, highly-scalable object storage. Amazon S3 allows you to store and retrieve any amount of data from anywhere on the web.
Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a web service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity while managing time-consuming database administration tasks, freeing you up to focus on your applications and business.
Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES) is a bulk and transactional email sending service for businesses and
EC2 is the backbone of Amazon’s cloud computing platform, Amazon Web Services. EC2 offers a variety of instance types that are optimized for different purposes. For example, if you need to run a web application with a relational database, you’ll probably want to pick an instance type that is optimized for compute power, so that you can execute your application code quickly and handle the load from your users.
If you’re working with a relational database, there are many options to choose from: Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL are all available as managed services on EC2. If you prefer working with open source databases like PostgreSQL or MySQL, they are also available as EC2 instances.
The second part of the equation is S3 – Amazon’s Simple Storage Service – which provides a highly durable object storage service that stores unlimited amounts of data for an unlimited amount of time at very low cost. S3 is integrated with EC2, so you can set up your application on EC2 and then store your data in S3.
As a startup, you have to be able to scale your site fast. You never know when your product is going to take off, but when it does, you need to make sure you have the right infrastructure in place to support it. Luckily, Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides the tools to help you do that.
The benefits of AWS include:
– The ability to scale up or down quickly
– Integration with other Amazon technology
– Low cost
Because AWS is so easy to use and provides such great scalability, we’ve been using it for all the new products we develop at Stitch Fix. This article will discuss the different tools we use and how they work together.
In the last article, we discussed how to create a configuration file for your website. This article demonstrates how to use the configuration file with EC2 and S3.
To start, make sure you have your configuration file in the right format. It should look something like this: