If you want to quickly host a website running on Joomla or Drupal - or even a wiki based on MediaWiki - on enterprise quality OS like OpenSolaris- that too without any initial overhead investment (sounds too good to be true ?) - check out our recently uploaded 32-bit OpenSolaris 2008.05 based images for Amazon Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2) environment. Some time back , I mentioned here on the different ways to try out OpenSolaris . Now, these AMI's allows you to try out cool features within OpenSolaris like ZFS, DTrace, IPS even without a Live CD...
If you are already an Amazon EC2 customer or familiar with Amazon's cloud offering - you can skip these introductions and head out to the list of OpenSolaris based Amazon machine images(AMI).Read on for a quick intro on Amazon EC2 and how to get started..
How to get started with Amazon EC2:
- Visit Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) web site for information on pricing as well as to open Amazon Web Services account and to sign up for Amazon EC2 web service.
- Check out Amazon EC2 Getting Started Guide for detailed setup instructions. You might also want to check out 'Introduction and FAQ' forum posting on Amazon Web Services developer forums.
- Now, you will need to register with Sun to get access to 32-bit OpenSolaris images by filling this form.
- Finally, you can use Amazon EC2 tools as described within Getting Started Guide to launch these 32-bit OpenSolaris AMI's.