Want to move your WordPress blog to the AWS EC2?

Hey all,

If you have been running your wordpress blog on a hosting provider and want to move for several reasons like slow performance , lack of control etc. , AWS EC2 would be a nice solution. Do not be afraid of not being familiar to the AWS. As it offers you free tier usage, you can  assess AWS services for one long year :)

If you go on reading, I presume you want to move your wordpress content management system to the AWS EC2 which will not be a tough process.


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AWS Route 53

Hello All,

In my opinion, most of AWS services have been named deliberately and cleverly to imply the purpose of them. I was very surprised when I first read that name. Ingenious naming! Yes, it routes something related to 53 :) Handy and scalable name resolution service.

It is not only a DNS service but also it can be used to register or transfer domain names. Furthermore, you may have exceptional benefits by using AWS Route 53 and other AWS web services together. For example, you can map custom domain names to Elastic Beanstalk environments.
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AWS Certificate Manager (ACM)

Hi All,

As IT guys know, SSL/TLS certificates are key elements for the Web sites which are in need of meeting security compliance requirements like PCI-DSS, etc. I will not mention of provisioning process of SSL certificates in this blog post but we all know that it has not been a short process.

I was excited when I first read the blog about the general availability of AWS Certificate Manager web service. You can obtain SSL/TLS certificate from AWS’ Certificate Authority and easily deploy them for use with your AWS services such as ELB and CloudFront distribution. Furthermore, it is for free :) Do not you think that it is really cool!

Let’s look at the configuration. Firstly, you need to request a certificate.

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AWS WorkMail

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Building and maintaining the e-mail systems have mostly been expensive and time consuming, especially for individuals who just wants to use his or her personal e-mail domain as well as the corporations. At this point, hosting services are an option but you should choose the most suitable one for your needs. The option you choose should be compatible with mobile devices and different e-mail client application, etc. . Not to mention security best practices and standards it has to be achieved.

I assessed AWS’ WorkMail web service several months ago as preview user which has now been generally available in some regions including Oregon, Ireland,Northern Virginia since the 4th, January. In my opinion, it is one of the worth-to-evaluate web services that AWS serves :)

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AWS Directory Service – Microsoft AD


AWS Directory Service, dizin servisi(domain service) kullanımını birkaç faklı yol ile sağlayan dizin hizmeti servisidir.

SimpleAD: Sunduğu genel özellikler ile düşük maliyetli, Active Directory uyumlu samba4 dizin servisidir.

Microsoft AD: AWS bulutunda çalışan zengin özellikli ve diğer AWS servisleri ile birlikte çalışan Microsoft Active Directory servisidir. Aralık(03Dec15) ayında bu hizmetin duyurusu yapılmıştır. Lokal veri merkezinizdeki active directory yapınız ile trust ilişkisi tesis etmek isterseniz veya çok sayıda kullanıcınız varsa(5+ bin) bu servisi tercih etmelisiniz.

AD Connector: Lokal veri merkezinizdeki Active Directory yapınız ile AWS servislerini kullanmak isterseniz bu seçenek ile ilerleyebilirsiniz. Sign-in request’leri, lokal veri merkezinizdeki AD domain controller ’ınıza yönlendirilir ve authentication sağlanır.

Maliyet konusuna gelince, mevcut maliyet tablosu aşağıdaki gibidir.

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