Category Archives: AWS

Look a(nother) Ghost

Since May of 2014 I have been playing on and off with the blogging platform Ghost. It has been an on again off again affair, and I have never left WordPress for it, but rather use it as a test … Continue reading

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Give Up the AWS Ghost

Building on my last post about moving ds106.club off Amazon Web Services (AWS), I moved another EC2 instance I setup back in 2014 to run the blogging platform Ghost. Like ds106.club, I had not been able to access the server … Continue reading

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Putting Domains Infrastructure in the Cloud

This semester we having been moving our Domain of One’s Own (DoOO) packages for new institutions to Digital Ocean. Up and until now we haven’t run DoOO through cloud infrastructure providers like AWS, Linode, Digital Ocean, etc. for two reasons: price … Continue reading

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Archiving with Amber

I was reading John Johnston’s blog this morning (gotta keep up with my European peeps) and his post about fighting linkrot hit home. Every morning I wake up to an email letting me know a few more links on the bava … Continue reading

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A 5 Terabyte Shark

I’ve been trying to consolidate and archive the last 10 years of images, videos, documents, site backups, etc. It’s a daunting task, but I am finding uploading everything on old computers and backup disks to Amazon S3 is an approach … Continue reading

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Abstractions: Running WordPress Multi-Site using AWS, Docker, and BTSync

Heads up: this is not a technical run through, but more of a conceptual overview. Apologies if you came here looking for a how-to. Hopefully we will have just that in the next few months. But enough about the past, … Continue reading

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Stabilizing AWS Costs on UMW Blogs

One of the quiet wins we had in DTLT this semester was moving UMW Blogs to Amazon Web Services. It was essential because this platform was quickly outgrowing the limits of a dedicated server. In fact, if it weren’t for Tim Owens‘s fancy … Continue reading

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Duke’s Website has Gone Docker

http://t.co/YUs8YEmRIe has gone #Docker! As of today @DukeU‘s main site now hosted entirely in #Docker containers! @DukeOIT @DukeWebServices — Chris Collins (@ChrisInDurham) May 12, 2015 I was excited to see Tony Hirst retweet the news that Duke University’s website is … Continue reading

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Scaling UMW Blogs in the Cloud

UMW Blogs is in it’s eighth year, which is like 56 years old in web time. And like all us aging technologies, middle age can be a bitch when it comes to performance. But thanks to Tim Owens and the magic of load … Continue reading

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S3 Commando (Line)

In my last post I wrote about moving bavatuesdays (and the rest of my personal, server based online life) to Reclaim Hosting. It was long overdue, and it might be appropriate to recognize that my partner in all things Reclaim, … Continue reading

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