Getting Started with my Blog on AWS

I workAWS_Services as a technology consultant, and it’s been some time since I’ve been hands-on (these days, I typically architect solutions on paper and the work with technology architects, designers, and developers to implement the solution). This blog will give me the opportunity, in a live environment, to get my hands dirty. Along the way, I’ll document what I’ve done, so others can follow (or use for their own purposes).

Step 1: Take AWS training. The best place to get instant hands-on experience is The website provides everything you need to learn about AWS and to build working examples.1

Step 2: Sign up for a free account. And yes, free means free, for the most part (more on that later).

Step 3: Build a LAMP server. The instructions here ( are easy peasy.

Step 4: Install WordPress. Again, super simple instructions ( Continue reading “Getting Started with my Blog on AWS”