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Resizing Root Partition on Linux in Amazon EC2

Resizing Root Partition on Linux in Amazon EC2

Changing the partition size for a root partition or any other partition is just a little bit different when you're working in the cloud. Today I'm going to show you how to change the root partition of an EC2 instance running Linux. Resizing the root partition on an Amazon EC2 instance starts by stopping your instance.

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How to Backup Linux to Amazon S3 Using s3cmd

How to Backup Linux to Amazon S3 Using s3cmd

S3cmd is a program that allows you to backup your Linux box to Amazon S3. Amazon S3 allows you basically unlimited storage and, as long as you have the bandwidth, you can use it from any location. There are two options in a backup that you can use: you can either copy all the files over to an S3 bucket (called put) or you can use the sync command to sync file changes on a regular basis.

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Configuring Apache and Installing WordPress On Linux EC2

Configuring Apache and Installing WordPress On Linux EC2

If you've followed our Amazon Web Services screencasts then you are ready to install WordPress on your Linux server. First, we need to configure Apache2 to point to the correct root directory, download wget, check permissions on the server, create our MySQL databases, and finally install and run the WordPress configuration file. This screencast will help you solve issues you might come across along the way.

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Connect To Amazon EC2 Linux Instance Using PuTTY Private Key On Windows

Connect To Amazon EC2 Linux Instance Using PuTTY Private Key On Windows

When first setting up an Amazon EC2 server, you receive an ssh key to connect to the instance. This article details how to use a PuTTY private key to connect to your Amazon EC2 Linux instance. Previously, we used ssh on the OS X terminal and our .pem key file in order to connect. However, that didn't work for our Windows users because .pem files are used with ssl (openssl). We will show you how to download all the PuTTY tools needed, create your private key, connect to your instance. We will also show you how to connect to your instance without an SSH key. The video included shows the practical application of the information written in the article below.

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