Monthly Archives: March 2013

Adding virtual memory to AWS EC2 micro instances (and use a 32-bit os)

Some of you have probably experienced that an Amazon Web Services EC2 micro instance might be too small with it’s 613MB of memory. If you deploy medium or large footprint application on it (well, even WordPress + MySQL could be stretch), both the instance and your systems might start to crash.
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Hosting Confluence 5.0 wiki and WordPress on an Amazon EC2 Micro instance

I’ll admit it, I do like a challenge! The Amazon EC2 micro-image is a really low end server with seriously small amounts of CPU to it’s disposition and very little memory. The challenge; running both a full Atlassian Confluence Wiki and a fully functional WordPress-site with decent performance on this low-end box (or should I say virtual box).

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