Amazon Autoscaling Tutorial

Amazon’s EC2 with autoscaling is a great way to maximize performance and minimize costs. Unfortunately the amazon autoscaling setup is only configurable via commandline which can make it seem a little daunting at first. Basic autoscaling is very simple, you only need a few items: Launch Config – controls the ami, security group, and instance size Autoscaling Group – controls the region, load balancer to attach to, minimum...

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Setting up a NATed VirtualBox FTP and Webserver with ProFTPD

A few quick steps to setting up a NATed VirtualBox FTP and Webserver for development. I’m going to assume you’re using some variant of linux. Install ProFTPD – for debian this would be apt-get install proftpd Add a user using the useradd command. Ex: useradd username -p password -d /apps -s /bin/false Edit the following lines in /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf PassivePorts                  65532 65534 #Change the range as necessary,...

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