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Amazon Web Services in Action by Michael Wittig and Andreas Wittig

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Chapter 3. Using virtual servers: EC2

This chapter covers

  • Launching a virtual server with Linux
  • Controlling a virtual server remotely via SSH
  • Monitoring and debugging a virtual server
  • Reducing costs for virtual servers

It’s impressive what you can achieve with the computing power of the smartphone in your pocket or the laptop in your bag. But if your task requires massive computing power or high network traffic or needs to run reliably 24/7, a virtual server is a better fit. With a virtual server, you’ll get a part of a server located in a data center. On AWS, virtual servers are offered by the service called Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).

3.1. Exploring a virtual server

A virtual server is part of a physical server that’s isolated by ...

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