Automating Static Website Deployment, Part 2

by AlphaGeek
Sun, Jun 25, 2017

This is a continuation of a series of articles started in Part 1.

In this installment we will be discussing how I construct the CodeBuild buildspec.yml, and the CodeCommit trigger that will invoke it. First, however, I will discuss the shortcommings of CodePipeline and CodeDeploy that made them inappropriate for this usecase.

Automating Static Website Deployment, Part 1

by AlphaGeek
Sun, Jun 11, 2017

Now that I have 8 static websites deployed into AWS using S3 and CloudFront I need to automate the deployment process so that I can make changes quickly and get them to production with less effort. To that end I have developed some scripts and configurations that automate the deployment of this site to a QA environment and production when changes are pushed to either branch. I will be describing this work in probably 3 parts. This is the first.

Hosting a Static Website for Pennies a Month

by AlphaGeek
Sat, Feb 18, 2017

For years I have been running a few very low traffic websites on various platforms. The first versions of these were run on a VM running LAMP that was costing me about $25.00 a month. About 3 years ago, I thought I could do better on cost and performance in EC2. So I bought a reserved t1.micro EC2 instance and a reserved t1.micro RDS instance both on a 3 year term.