If you are like me, you are wondering why in the world Amazon Web Services Cloudwatch service doesn’t allow you to monitor memory usage?  Luckily they do allow you to use custom Perl scripts to create your own custom metrics. The following instructions will show you how to setup memory monitoring on your ElasticBeanstalk EC2 […]

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You’ve probably ended up here because you have an idea for a web application and want to see if it is something that can feasibly be done within a certain budget. For the most part, the bulk of the budget you are putting forward is for development time for experienced programmers, designers, and product managers. […]

We were recently asked on our Deploying WordPress to Amazon Web Services AWS EC2 and RDS via ElasticBeanstalk post how to easily manage multiple environments and multiple databases with one codebase. The answer with Amazon’s Elasticbeanstalk is pretty straightforward. Step 1: Launch a new environment within the same application. Step 2: Once that new environment is in […]

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UPDATE*** Staging accounts are no longer supported: Hi Mike, Greetings from Amazon Marketplace Web Services Support, At this time we do not offer staging accounts for our Marketplace Web Services or MWS service. Though we have had sandbox or staging accounts in the past, it is no longer offered and the only place for the […]

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We’ve internally been using Atlassian’s Bamboo CI and Jenkins CI build servers for some time now. As we have begun maintaining an ever growing codebase for our clients, we found it nice to have a CI server status board that our team can glance at throughout the day to see build and test statuses, integration […]

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A common question we get asked is how do I ensure my WordPress application can scale with an influx of demand? What can I do do ensure high uptimes and great performance? As a member of the AWS Partner Network, our typical response is to build an auto-scaling, self healing cloud application using AWS ElasticBeanstalk. AWS […]

We all know that backing up our data consistently is important right? (for those of you who aren’t yet, you should start.) After a few years of using RackSpace’s Cloud Files and then Amazon’s S3 (Simple Storage Solution) for backup, we recently made the switch over to Amazon’s newest, low-cost storage service, Amazon Glacier. When considering the […]

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PA Web Design Company, Otreva Designs, Launches Two New Responsive Websites on the Heels of the W3C’s Media Queries Recommendation

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If you are running Apache, and have Set PHP to run as FastCGI, this is probably your solution. The information below is specifically for Centos Plesk users.