Move WordPress site from shared hosting to Amazon EC2

This is a followup post from last week when I moved this blog from shared hosting on Bluehost.com to Amazon Web Services EC2 Micro instance.

Basically the steps are straightforward for your old host
1. First is backup all your files
2. Backup the database.

Next series of steps are for the AWS side, first is to create an account
3. Create an account by signing up at aws.amazon.com and go through all verification to get your account activated.
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Finally moved my blog hosting to be hosted on the Cloud with AWS EC2 Micro package

When I first signed up to Bluehost they advertise the $4.95 per month cost of shared hosting. But after your the first(year(s)) subscription runs out the monthly would be $8.95/month and that’s not so cheap. Since I’ve been into Cloud Computing for years and my not so active blog needs a new host I finally moved my blog hosting from shared hosting on bluehost to Amazon Web Services EC2 for FREE. I chose a Micro Instance with an Ubuntu Linux image and got setup my server setup in 5 mins.

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