This screencast will build off of our Amazon web services screencast’s. You will learn how to create an amazon relational database service instance as well as use our Linux Amazon EC2 instance to connect to the MySQL database.

How To use Amazon S3
Creating An Amazon EC2 Instance With Linux Lamp Stack
Creating An Amazon EC2 Image

3 responses to “How To Use Amazon RDS (Relation Database Service) To Host MySQL”

  1. jaffe says:

    What would be the reason of setting up a stand alone RDS? If I have installed a LAMP stack then mysql is already included and so wouldn’t need a separate RDS that costs extra money. I understand If it has to do with scalability and might need a DB that can handle more data than what the default LAMP offers but then you would just add the new RDB once you have recognized the need for growth. Is this correct? Any enlightenment would be most appreciated.

  2. John says:

    I would like to know the answer to Jaffe’s question as well.

    • Anthony James says:

      It depends on the level to which you want to use mysql. running mysql on an instance is just fine. However, lets say you have 5 instances that all need to connect to a single mysql box? Then RDS is probably your best bet for scaling your platform.

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