Host websites with high availability and low latency for less than 1$/month, SSL included

I’ve been deploying static websites the wrong way all of my life. My procedure used to look like this: Choose a server (EC2, Digitalocean) in a region (US, Europe, …) Set up some nginx / apache configuration Maybe add SSL through letsencrypt I’ve always been aware that there are several drawbacks …

Forwarding Mail with EC2 (Ubuntu) and ElasticIP

Let’s assume you already have bought a domain – in this example we’re using tsmean.com – and you want to forward mail. You can replace all tsmean.com in this tutorial with yourdomain.com. So for example when sending an email to info@tsmean.com it should forward it to bersling@gmail.com. How can we …

AWS (Amazon Web Services) is definitely the right choice for your production environment

AWS (Amazon Web Services) is definitely the right choice for your production environment

When your doing your own blog or your own webpage, you can easily choose some simple setup like the ones provided by DigitalOcean. However, when it comes to a scalable setup, AWS is simply unbeatable. Why you may ask? Well, because it offers everything your heart desires. This may be daunting …

Migrating from GoDaddy to AWS Route 53

Migrating from GoDaddy to AWS Route 53

TL;DR: 1) Be careful that the nameservers are up everywhere before you shut down the old system (wait 48h) 2) Check if your MX records are correct (mail still working?) Migrating Nameservers and DNS is always tricky. It’s not instant, so it could look fine on your computer but be completely broken …