Cloud Computing. Simplified.
Host Your Web Site in the Cloud
If you're still hosting sites the old way, you're falling behind.
Host Your Web Site in the Cloud shows you just how easy it is to host your website in the cloud with Amazon Web Services. We'll show you how cloud computing can save time, money, and stress.
The process has never been simpler, and Jeff is here to explain it to us in plain English. (There may be a little geek-speak, but not much, I promise!)
Twitter Spikes, Fail Whales & The Digg Effect
Social media connects users faster than ever before—great for your ideas—not so great for your applications.
In 2010, almost no traditional standalone server can cope with the wild traffic surges routinely delivered by Twitter, Digg, Facebook and other popular services.
Amazon’s EC2 gives you permanent immunity from these random spikes by tapping your applications into a virtual ocean of server capacity.
What You Will Learn
Host Your Web Site in the Cloud is your step-by-step guide to this revolutionary approach to hosting and managing your web applications.
Cloud computing gives you the tools you need to prepare and cope with a traffic onslaught. You’ll have the confidence to withstand a traffic surge without melting your servers or sending you into bankruptcy.
There are a number of different ways to use the cloud to host existing applications, build creative new ones, and improve the cost-effectiveness and efficiency of organizations large and small.
You'll learn how to:
- gain a thorough understanding of cloud computing
- master the fundamentals of Amazon Web Services
- install and configure visual and command line tools
- store, retrieve, and distribute data quickly and easily
- build applications that scale
- manage the monitoring, load balancing, and scaling capabilities of cloud computing
As a developer, you need room & flexibility to be innovative. Why waste time worrying about the technical aspects of server capacity? AWS handles security, load balancing, and server resources virtually so you're not restricted to one physical server.
Satisfaction Guaranteed at SitePoint
Of course, we’re so confident that you’ll be satisfied with this book for years to come that we’re happy, as always, for you to try it risk-free for 30 days. If you purchase a copy of Host Your Web Site in the Cloud and you think it falls short of being everything you wanted, we’d like you to have your money back.
Simply contact us and we’ll see to it that you receive a prompt refund of the full purchase price, minus shipping and handling.
What could be fairer than this?
Who's Using Amazon Web Services?
It's known as “eating your own dogfood.” Amazon's monolithic online store floats effortlessly on the cloud-service they designed and built.
Urbanspoon uses Amazon's EC2 to power its worldwide mobile restaurant review service, serving over 5 million users every month.
Amazon Web Services lie at the heart of Litmus's popular web development testing suite. Litmus's automated testing currently harnesses over 400 servers.
Live, unmoderated reviews from our customers, typos and all.
This book is a real mind opener it is helping me get up to speed, not just with AWS but with cloud computing as a whole.
Steven Hite, USA
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Paul Camilleri, USA
This book is what I was waiting for. As a Systems Administrator, I was using various types of cloud solutions. Amazon was another one. Learned many things from this book.
Tharinda Lasika Sankapala, USA
Excellent getting started book. It'd be nice if a revised edition came out covering the newer topics like Amazon DynamoDB.
Jeff Schwartz, USA
simple, readable. The perfect book to begin with AWS.
Philippe Le Van, France
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