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).
During the following articles, I will outline just how I did manage to configure and run it on the micro instance. I did cheat a little bit, the database is residing on a free-tier micro instance of MySQL in the RDS managed database server part of Amazons cloud. It doesn’t cost me anything, but running the database as well as the frontends on the micro-instance with 613MB memory proved to be impossible performance-wise.
- Full Atlassian Wiki with a decent set of plugins
- Wiki protected with an SSL certificate
- Automated database backups
- WordPress hosted on Nginx
- Access secured with Google Authenticator
Stay tuned for the updates!