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Expert AWS Development

By : Atul Mistry
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Expert AWS Development

By: Atul Mistry

Overview of this book

Expert AWS Development begins with the installation of the AWS SDK and you will go on to get hands-on experience of creating an application using the AWS Management Console and the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI). Then, you will integrate applications with AWS services such as DynamoDB, Amazon Kinesis, AWS Lambda, Amazon SQS, and Amazon SWF. Following this, you will get well versed with CI/CD workflow and work with four major phases in the release process – Source, Build, Test, and Production. Then, you will learn to apply AWS Developer tools to your Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Deployment (CD) workflow. Later, you will learn about user authentication using Amazon Cognito, and also how you can evaluate the best architecture as per your infrastructure costs. You will learn about Amazon EC2 service and will deploy an app using it. You will also deploy a practical real-world example of a CI/CD application with the Serverless Application Framework, which is known as AWS Lambda. Finally, you will learn how to build, develop, and deploy the Application using AWS Developer tools such as AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodeDeploy, and AWS CodePipeline, as per your project requirements.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
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The comparison of traditional web hosting versus web hosting on the cloud using AWS

Now, in this section we will look at traditional web hosting and web hosting on the cloud, using Amazon Web Services. Let's start with traditional web hosting.

Traditional web hosting

Traditional web hosting is mainly shared or dedicated hosting.

In shared hosting, you are sharing the server resources with other websites. It is used by small to medium-scale websites because of the cost-effectiveness and low maintenance.

The drawbacks of shared hosting are:

  • Performance: Your website will share server resources such as storage, CPU, and bandwidth with other websites, so if other websites get more user traffic, it will slow down your website.
  • Lack of control: You are not the owner of the server. You can use only the available resources on the server and can't install any software, as per your needs.

Challenges with traditional hosting

In traditional web hosting, you need to purchase additional resources as the website...