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Amazon Cloud computing + Xenforo

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by Claudio, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Claudio

    Claudio Well-Known Member

    Has anyone tried to use XenForo on Amazon hostings?

    I don´t have any idea of it, its like using cpanel? You upload files on folders, create the database and import it?

    Hosting cloud sounds so weird so I would like to know if it´s so different as traditional cpanel hosting
  2. Reeve of Shinra

    Reeve of Shinra Well-Known Member

    I haven't tried but it seems cost prohibitive at this time.
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  3. EasyTarget

    EasyTarget Well-Known Member

    I am pretty sure that s3 only allows for static hosting and Amazon has a relational database that you can use; however it isn't mysql.
    The database costs about $0.11 an hour. It would take some work to have your site hosted by s3.
  4. Claudio

    Claudio Well-Known Member

    I cant understand how the system work so I will refuse this option o_O
  5. Reeve of Shinra

    Reeve of Shinra Well-Known Member

    That's $1,056 a month!
  6. Sim

    Sim Well-Known Member

    There's plenty of other choices out there which are better/easier than Amazon.

    Amazon is more set up as "Cloud Computing", whereas you are probably looking for a "VPS" or similar service. Cloud computing is about dynamically allocating resources, scaling quickly and using only the capacity you need. Paying by the hour is ideal when you only use the extra resources for a relatively short period of time, not for always-on services.

    IMO, Amazon is really only good for very large sites which need to grow/shrink dynamically based on load (eg, seasonal traffic surges such as Christmas shopping, etc). Otherwise, it's just too much work.

    Try sites like Linode for always-on VPS hosting. Lots of other VPS choices out there too.
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  7. Sim

    Sim Well-Known Member

    That being said, some services like Amazon S3 can be useful for bulk-storage or hosting of large volumes of static content for your site.
  8. PVO_Dave

    PVO_Dave Active Member

    As Sim said, VPS is probably the way to go for you.

    Can highly recommend nimbus for forum hosting, they are currently doing an excellent job with our large (and resource hungry) VB4 forum, which will be converted to XenForo as soon as 1.1 is released properly and there is fully working VB4 importer.

    The xen test forum I've setup (imported over 2 million posts!) with them absolutelyflys! :)

  9. lazy llama

    lazy llama Well-Known Member

    Or $81.84.
    ($0.11/hr x 24hrs x 31days)
    Unless your month is a lot longer than mine.....
    Big Dan, Moses and alexD like this.
  10. AceOfDeath

    AceOfDeath Member

    Ha I was thinking the same thing :p
  11. Reeve of Shinra

    Reeve of Shinra Well-Known Member

    Don't know where my head was at ... lol
  12. Da Bookie Mon

    Da Bookie Mon Well-Known Member

    Not in math class =)

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