3 thoughts on “How To Use Amazon RDS (Relation Database Service) To Host MySQL

  1. 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.

    1. 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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