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Help in hosting buddypress on Amazon EC2

  • Avatar of Gpo1
    gpo1
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    @gpo1

    I want to host buddypress CMS on Amazon EC2 because it is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud & Small Instance (Default) 1.7 GB of memory, 1 EC2 Compute Unit (1 virtual core with 1 EC2 Compute Unit), 160 GB of instance storage, 32-bit platform.

    Therefore, As anybody used this service and how did you set it up?

    Any help is welcomed…

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  • Avatar of Jeff Sayre
    Jeff Sayre
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    Gpo1-

    I, too, have been investigating Amazon EC2. I will be using Amazon’s S3 for a site, but have not yet determined if I want to also take advantage of Amazon’s Compute Cloud services. Either way, here are a few links that might point you in the right direction:

    1. This guy is already doing what you want to do. He runs his WordPress-based site on EC2 using S3. He talks about the process in this article. Perhaps you could contact him for more details if needed.

    http://www.rajiv.com/blog/2008/02/04/amazon-ec2/

    2. Information on using Amazon’s S3 with WordPress Mu:

    - http://tantannoodles.com/toolkit/wordpress-s3/

    - http://mu.wordpress.org/forums/topic.php?id=6351

    - http://www.ringofblogs.com/2008/04/12/off-loading-wpmu-theme-files-to-amazon-s3/

    Good luck! Let us know if you get this working.

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    gpo1
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    @gpo1

    I\’ve liaised with a developer about integrating Amazon S3 explorer as a buddypress plugin.

    His comments \” I am ready to make a plug-in but I would like to know what can i get in exchange. Developing the plug-in is not an easy task and I will have to spend several $K of the company money to make it. I am interesting in promoting my CloudBerry Explorer. I would like to get an adequate reward in terms of marketing opportunities or I would rather spend this money somewhere else. What would you suggest?

    \”

    If we all want this plugin contact him

    email: andrey [@]cloudberrylab dot com

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    gpo1
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    @gpo1

    @Jeff Sayre, Are you looking into using AWS EC2 for hosting buddypress CMS?

    FYI

    http://elasticserver.com/

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    Jeff Sayre
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    @jeffsayre

    @Gpo1

    We have two social network sites (one with a semantic web component) that we\’ll be hosting on slicehost. We plan to utilize Amazon\’s S3 for storage of all user uploaded media content.

    As the sites grow, we may also use Amazon\’s CloudFront for a more robust content delivery network. I do not see us using Amazon\’s EC2. Slicehost combined with S3 will give us more than enough control over our costs, bandwidth utilization, and server load.

    For one of these sites, we are also experimenting with HyperDB, the replacement database class to the standard WPDB.

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    gpo1
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    @gpo1

    @Jeff Sayre, Am interested in utilize Amazon\’s S3 for storage of all user uploaded media content.

    Are you going to stream the media from Amazon\’s S3?

    FYI

    I’ve liaised with a developer about integrating Amazon S3 explorer as a buddypress plugin.

    His comments ” I am ready to make a plug-in but I would like to know what can i get in exchange. Developing the plug-in is not an easy task and I will have to spend several $K of the company money to make it. I am interesting in promoting my CloudBerry Explorer. I would like to get an adequate reward in terms of marketing opportunities or I would rather spend this money somewhere else. What would you suggest?

    If we all want this plugin contact him

    email: andrey [@]cloudberrylab dot com

    http://cloudberrylab.com/

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    Jeff Sayre
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    @jeffsayre

    @Gpo1

    Am interested in utilize Amazon\’s S3 for storage of all user uploaded media content.

    Are you going to stream the media from Amazon\’s S3?

    Yes. We plan on streaming all rich media content. We have not yet got to the stage where we are actively working on this aspect of our sites, but it is in the plan.

    We are waiting to see how BuddyPress\’ Album component evolves. We hope that it moves beyond static media and allows the incorporation of a variety of rich media formats.

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    @gpo1

    @jeff, I\\\’ve taken a second look at this and did a monthly calc.

    Here\\\’s my findings & you can check whether I\’ve missed any spec from the list.

    AWS EC2 + S3

    http://calculator.s3.amazonaws.com/calc5.html#

    P.s I can’t put my figures in the calc. just need 5GB storage, small compute,maybe 1gb Data Transfer-in & out

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    xmike
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    @xmike

    I’m already using Amazon S3 for uploaded images on buddypress site http://restaurace.net

    Avatar of Gpo1
    gpo1
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    @gpo1

    @Xmike, What plugin are you using to upload images and from where ie user profiles in BP?

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    xmike
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    @xmike

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    gpo1
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    @gpo1

    @Xmike, Are you using it from the blog side or user profile under BP?

    FYI for streaming video

    http://www.streamincloud.com/

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    ilokano
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    @jasperespejo

    I am interested in this too. I’d prefer offloading member contributed files to S3 than on my own server.

    I found this similar solution:

    http://exchange.kaltura.com/content/buddypress-media-component-plugin

    unfortunately it still has features missing, like media links are not yet integrated in the user profile.

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