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Month: February 2013

Getting Xbuntu to run on Dual Monitors in Virtualbox

Getting Xbuntu to run on Dual Monitors in Virtualbox

I since Ubuntu is virtually worthless under virtualbox due to Unity.  I have moved over to running Xbuntu.  So far it is a great and fast OS.  I ran in to an issue when trying to get the Xbuntu to extend the desktop to both of my monitors.

 

fired up the terminal and entered this

xrandr –output VBOX0 –left-of VBOX1

And all works perfectly now.

What does it cost to run WordPress on Amazon AWS?

What does it cost to run WordPress on Amazon AWS?

As I stated in my previous posts, I am now running my sites on one Amazon EC2 Micro instance and one Micro RDS.

It is 14 days into the months now, and the cost of the RDS is more expensive than EC2.

The RDS is currently $8.35

The EC2 is currently $6.89

The data usage is only 20¢

Running the RDS and EC2 is great for sites that get alot of traffic and are content/media heavy.  My sites are neither, just a bunch of smaller niche sites.  I will be working on setting up an new EC2 with MySql built in and migrating to that.

WordPress Multisite on Amazon AWS EC2

WordPress Multisite on Amazon AWS EC2

awsI’ve been working on getting wordpress multisite up and running on my new Amazon server. Configuring the Vhost and the multiple domain plugin was a little tricky, but it all seems to be working fine now.
To give you an idea, I now have six different wordpress instances running on this server. I have five regular wordpress installs and one wordpress multisite install.
Originally set up the server as one ec2 instance and one RDS instance. While this makes the site more reliable and faster in has also almost double the cost of the server. The cost for my RDS is more expensive than the cost for the ec2. Right now I am on track to exceed $30.00 per month for my server.
If the cost become a concern in the future, I will create to in my SQL instance within the ec2 server. This will tax the ec2 to the server more but eliminate the RDS costs.