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EC2 Instance and SWAP space

EC2 Instance and SWAP space

EC2 Instances on Amazon out of the box, does not contain any SWAP space . So if you exhaust memory, machine probably stuck. It’s very good practice, to give them at least slow SWAP memory to save instant crashes.

Process is quite simple. Let’s check how much free space we have:

Apache Virtual Hosts in a Database

As much as I love lighttpd  sometimes I can’t avoid Apache . For me – “the best” thing in lighttpd is support for keeping vhost names in MySQL database. I don’t have to use any config files, I can just put record into MySQL database with virtual host server name, path to document root and it’s done. But – I can do the same witch Apache! How? With third party modules, below you can find short tutorial “how to”.