Website Hosting and Migration with Amazon Web Services: A Practical Guide to Moving Your Website to AWS

  • 4h 15m
  • Jason Nadon
  • Apress
  • 2017

Understand the steps necessary to host your website using the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform. You will be able to set up your website for the first time or migrate your existing website.

Explore scenarios, considerations, and steps for three types of websites, including hosting a static website, a content management system (CMS) based website, and a full-featured enterprise level website. Topic areas such as content storage in S3, compute resources in EC2, Route53 DNS Management, email services setup using Simple Email Service as well as strategies for high availability, fault tolerance, and website maintenance are covered.

Website Hosting and Migration with Amazon Web Services is organized in a way that allows you to start with simple concepts using AWS core services that allow you to build knowledge and confidence using AWS services while exploring the latest technology on this ever-updating platform. Using AWS to host your website offers you more control over your infrastructure, content delivery, and ability to scale to fit your website needs. It’s time to take control and take your website to the next level. This engaging resource:

  • Explains how to use the Amazon Web Services Free Tier to evaluate the platform for hosting your website
  • Walks you through the setup and migration steps for three unique and popular web hosting scenarios
  • Delivers hands-on experience with base concepts that can be built upon to grow and improve your website infrastructure
  • Provides sample resources to test and understand the setup process fully

What You'll Learn

  • Evaluate Amazon Web Services (AWS) offered on the platform that may benefit your website
  • Set up and maintain three unique types of websites using AWS core services, enabling you to gain a deeper understanding of what is capable for your website or future projects
  • Select AWS services that can improve performance and control of your website
  • Use AWS RDS to deliver a redundant database solution for your website
  • Manage DNS, domain registration, and transfers in AWS
  • Use CloudFront to deliver content efficiently on a global scale

Who This Book Is For

Small business owners, webmasters, freelance web designers, and others looking to have more control over their web content, save money by using a platform that charges for just the services you use, or grow the stability of their website by making it highly available, fault tolerant, and easily deployed; those looking to learn more about AWS Web Hosting options in general.

About the Author

Jason Nadon started creating web content back in the days of Bulletin Board Systems (BBS). His interest eventually led him to join a company providing complex Internet-hosted tax and accounting applications and he has enjoyed growth with that same company for the past 17 years. He has held positions as a Web Analyst, Web Services Administrator, Web Project Lead, IT Project Manager, Customer Systems Infrastructure Manager, and is currently the Lead Analyst on the Development Operations team. He has been the technical reviewer for six web-related book titles published by Apress. He founded the Ann Arbor, Michigan Macromedia User Group and participated in the Macromedia/Adobe MAX conferences from 2001 to 2005. Most recently Jason’s focus has shifted to Amazon Web Services and Cloud Infrastructure and he is helping extend on-premise Data Center environments to better serve customers.

In this Book

  • Static Content Scenario
  • Introduction to AWS Free Tier
  • Your Content Solution: An Introduction to AWS S3
  • Setting Up Your Website Content and Domain
  • Next-Level Static Content Hosting
  • Logging and Monitoring
  • Platform/CMS Website Scenario
  • Architecture of a CMS Website
  • Static and Dynamic Storage Options in AWS
  • Database Services in AWS
  • Building the Infrastructure
  • Updating the Stack
  • Building Upon Your Foundation
  • Enterprise Website Scenario
  • EC2 Resources at Scale
  • Content Lifecycles, Management, and Backup
  • Extending Your Reach with Workflow Services and Development Tools
  • AWS Security and Securing Website Communication
  • AWS Enterprise Applications
  • Additional Resources


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