A Noob Speaks to Noobs: Your First Site in the Cloud
- Audience level:
- Systems Administration
March 9th 10:50 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
A developer talks about her lessons learned with setting up her first server, and offers advice to others about to tread that path.
- My background (how did I get this far without mucking with servers?)
- Lesson one: The first step is not to install the OS yourself
- Get a Rackspace account!
- Rough cost analysis
- Lesson two: Use Ubuntu
- The CentOS saga
- Why Ubuntu?
- Lesson three: Automate everything
- What you need to know about fabric
- Lesson four: Don't mess with production
- The cost of a new slice
- The cost of ruining everything forever
- The magic of cloning
- Lesson five: Your next steps