Host Your Web Site In The Cloud: Amazon Web Services Made Easy: Amazon EC2 Made Easy

Host Your Web Site On 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 ways to use the cloud to host existing applications, build creative new ones, and improve the cost-effectiveness and efficiency or 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.

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By Ryan · ★★★★☆ · February 10, 2012
It's a technical book that was written about software that I designed and wrote (CloudFusion), so I'm a little biased. The content is good at accomplishing what it intends to, although all of the examples were out of date as soon as the book was published because CloudFusion became the official A... ...more
By Tom (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · January 02, 2013
It does what it claims: gets you up and running quickly if you're unfamiliar with how EC2 works. You could probably piece the information together from websites and online tutorials, but this book provides it in a nice, integrated package. If your job/project depends on EC2, then this might be a... ...more
By Johan (Oostende, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium) · ★★★★☆ · January 31, 2011
I read the book a first time and it made a very good impression. I now have a good understanding of the web services offered by Amazon. However, it isn't a theoretical book; it offers a hands-on approach to setting up your own cloud-based Amazon Web Services. I hope to be able to do that in the f... ...more
By Chris (Sarasota, FL) · ★★★☆☆ · June 26, 2011
A good overview of AWS, but little more. ...more