This is really cool. I have moved this blog and the dozen or so other websites I maintain to this new server. I am pretty excited about the initial results. Though I shouldn’t be surprised by any means. It is just exciting to see the difference.
The old server and slow internet:
On stella it got the worst rating, as it should.
Now for the performance of the Amazon EC2 Micro instance:
Talk about a huge difference in time. It is really the performance of what the website should be.
So far the cloud and the Amazon EC2 setup has not been bad at all. I configured an Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick x64 instance.
The documentation is pretty good. It was a bit difficult figuring out which ubuntu cloud instance I should choose from. I ended up finding the following page useful:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EC2StartersGuide#Getting the images
And then to figure out how to login using PuTTY on a windows box since you can’t use the normal username/password combination:
All in all – the information is available once you can find it.