DNS Works

When you create an EC2 instance, Amazon assigns a so-called public DNS to it that gets you to your new instance via browser or ssh client or whatever. It is not exactly memorable, looking something like ec2-54-123-45-67.compute-1.amazonaws.com. With just a few minutes of effort, though, you can set your own domain name to point to the new instance.

The first step is to create an "elastic ip address" in the EC2 management console (look for the link in the left sidebar). This gives you a unique numeric ip address to use.

Hello World

Today I set up a new D7 instance on Amazon Web Services.

Some basics about it:

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