Archive for the ‘EC2’ Category

The default specs for an EC2 instance include 165GB of local storage. That storage is split between 2 partitions. The default partition (/) is 9.85GB, with the rest in /mnt, which Amazon calls their “ephemeral storage”. One problem that I ran into is the default location for installing applications, including mysql, is the default partition. […]


The below are the step by step instructions I used to set up my EC2 instance for my soon to launch rails app (Quizical.net). It uses Rails and Litespeed as the server. At the end of the install, it makes heavy use of my Capistrano and EC2.rake tasks to install my app. Warning. I’m not […]


I am using EC2 to host my soon-to-launch Quizical.net application. Its great. I use capistrano to manage these EC2 instances. With these tasks, I have automated many sets of EC2 commands into simple rake tasks. For instance, to launch an instance, I can type… rake ec2:run id=ami-61a54008 . ..and a minute or two later I […]