Hello World

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

Some basics about it:

  • The EC2 instance is based on an Ubuntu 12.10.
  • apt-get install added apache2, php5, then mysql, xml, mcrypt, mbstring and gd (sometimes the exact names were php5-name, e.g., php5-mcrypt.
  • Article at http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/datacenter/build-a-drupal-installation-... was a helphful checklist.
  • After the installation, df -h showed 6.3 Gb available out of 7.9 Gb total. Lots of room.