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AWS runs the websites on the internet? Or it runs the companies that host them?

Wtf does it do? And there are only a couple companies that r...
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  01/11/21
Apps websites etc function as a collection of services on th...
Ricky?s hairline
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What does "function as a collection of services" m...
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no, the infrastructure that hosts many online services is AW...
null
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Basically do they have big server farms that power the websi...
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Yes. They offer a lot but the main point is it's a host that...
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Basically, yes. Much cheaper for you to build and scale on t...
Ricky?s hairline
  01/11/21
Just read this https://medium.com/swlh/a-design-analysis-of-...
Ricky?s hairline
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Kashmir Hill did a story where she tried to live a week with...
Sex & Love Addict
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jfc
Trump Did Nothing Wrong
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https://abovethelaw.com/2009/07/kash-and-the-big-ass-lobster...
N904PD
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Not cool
Sex & Love Addict
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Without outing what the company I work for does, suffice it ...
8========D~~~
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hehe
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What other companies provide cloud computing like AWS?
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Main competitor is Microsoft. Also Google, IBM, Oracle, e...
8========D~~~
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Microsoft Azure. Google Cloud. Lots of others a tier down, t...
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Microsoft (Azure) Google (Google Cloud Platform) There a...
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AWS is effectively a private wide are network of servers own...
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To run a website, you need a computer, web server software, ...
fscknut
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Will a timothy olyphant cyber crook take out this fraud?
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Shouldn't the government have an option so anybody can be ho...
Candy Ride
  01/11/21
Are you a Trumpmo, or trolling the Trumpmos?
fscknut
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Trumpmo. How would that comment be trolling Trumpmos?
Candy Ride
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ROFLCOPTER "I don't like how private companies are t...
fscknut
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This service seems akin to providing electricity or natural ...
Candy Ride
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Yes, clearly you will die when Winter comes if you don't hav...
fscknut
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So essentially we’re fucked. If AWA bans someone there...
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What's at the server farms? Just computers processing inform...
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You can but how are people going to navigate to the server i...
fscknut
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I don't know man. I know nothing about computers but I still...
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  01/11/21
Could try this: https://account.dyn.com/
fscknut
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For any tech questions starting with "why can't we"...
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Date: January 11th, 2021 4:42 PM
Author: .............,,,,.,.,,,,,,,


Wtf does it do? And there are only a couple companies that run the internet?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4736757&forum_id=2#41732539)



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Date: January 11th, 2021 4:44 PM
Author: Ricky?s hairline

Apps websites etc function as a collection of services on the backend. The services have to run somewhere with computing power and that somewhere is AWS or whatever cloud provider for a lot of the internet.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4736757&forum_id=2#41732565)



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Date: January 11th, 2021 4:46 PM
Author: .............,,,,.,.,,,,,,,


What does "function as a collection of services" mean?

So this only matters for apps on your phone? But if I went to uber.com on my laptop that wouldn't be an AWS thing?

What is the backend as opposed to the front end?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4736757&forum_id=2#41732584)



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Date: January 11th, 2021 4:49 PM
Author: null

no, the infrastructure that hosts many online services is AWS. Whether you use Uber via app/website/etc doesn't matter, all of their data storage and computation is done on AWS.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4736757&forum_id=2#41732604)



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Date: January 11th, 2021 4:50 PM
Author: .............,,,,.,.,,,,,,,


Basically do they have big server farms that power the websites?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4736757&forum_id=2#41732611)



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Date: January 11th, 2021 4:50 PM
Author: ...,...,.::..;,.,:,:,,..,::.,:,.,.:.:.,:."''


Yes. They offer a lot but the main point is it's a host that can handle massive scale systems.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4736757&forum_id=2#41732616)



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Date: January 11th, 2021 4:51 PM
Author: Ricky?s hairline

Basically, yes. Much cheaper for you to build and scale on them than you build and maintain your own all over the world.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4736757&forum_id=2#41732623)



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Date: January 11th, 2021 4:50 PM
Author: Ricky?s hairline

Just read this https://medium.com/swlh/a-design-analysis-of-cloud-based-microservices-architecture-at-netflix-98836b2da45f

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4736757&forum_id=2#41732614)



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Date: January 11th, 2021 4:46 PM
Author: Sex & Love Addict

Kashmir Hill did a story where she tried to live a week without each of Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Google. So she had a VPN that blocked any data from AWS and like half of the internet didn't work.

Her conclusion was that it was literally impossible to live without sending data to Amazon.

https://gizmodo.com/i-tried-to-block-amazon-from-my-life-it-was-impossible-1830565336

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4736757&forum_id=2#41732591)



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Date: January 11th, 2021 4:47 PM
Author: Trump Did Nothing Wrong

jfc

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4736757&forum_id=2#41732596)



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Date: January 11th, 2021 9:34 PM
Author: N904PD

https://abovethelaw.com/2009/07/kash-and-the-big-ass-lobster/

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4736757&forum_id=2#41734558)



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Date: January 11th, 2021 11:35 PM
Author: Sex & Love Addict

Not cool

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4736757&forum_id=2#41735362)



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Date: January 11th, 2021 4:48 PM
Author: 8========D~~~

Without outing what the company I work for does, suffice it to say, our AWS bill is in the millions every year.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4736757&forum_id=2#41732602)



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Date: January 11th, 2021 4:52 PM
Author: .,.,.,.,.,...,.,,.,,.....,.,..,.,,...,.,.,,...,.


hehe

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4736757&forum_id=2#41732631)



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Date: January 11th, 2021 4:54 PM
Author: ;..;.;;;.;;.;.;.;;;.;;;.;.;;;....;.


What other companies provide cloud computing like AWS?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4736757&forum_id=2#41732639)



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Date: January 11th, 2021 4:56 PM
Author: 8========D~~~

Main competitor is Microsoft.

Also Google, IBM, Oracle, etc.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4736757&forum_id=2#41732647)



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Date: January 11th, 2021 4:56 PM
Author: ...,...,.::..;,.,:,:,,..,::.,:,.,.:.:.,:."''


Microsoft Azure. Google Cloud. Lots of others a tier down, the big 3 are key.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4736757&forum_id=2#41732650)



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Date: January 11th, 2021 4:56 PM
Author: null

Microsoft (Azure)

Google (Google Cloud Platform)

There are some smaller ones too but those are the big three, with AWS being the most popular.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4736757&forum_id=2#41732651)



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Date: January 11th, 2021 9:45 PM
Author: ,.,.,.,..,.,.,.,..,.,,.

AWS is effectively a private wide are network of servers owned by Amazon that are hardwired together. Your ISP has a hardwire to that network, either directly or through other internet connections. Companies like Netflix, Facebook, and even mom and pops either lease space from AMZN on the AMZN servers or pay companies that run data centers to run connections between AMZN servers and company servers. This private network is much faster for companies connecting through the private AWS network than connecting via the bigger internet, so they pay Amazon to be part of this ecosystem. This is also why AWS is effectively immune from any real competition (they're the biggest, and therefore the best), and is also the reason AWS is AMZN's most important profit center.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4736757&forum_id=2#41734642)



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Date: January 11th, 2021 9:56 PM
Author: fscknut

To run a website, you need a computer, web server software, and some kind of public-facing address.

Computers are commodities. The best web server software is free/open-source (Apache, NGINX, and a handful of smaller players like lighttpd [pronounced 'lighty']).

You can get a text address (domain name) through a number of services, but most of them require a static IP address, which most consumers do not have. You can also use a dyndns service, but they are less than ideal.

Once you have a static IP, you also need to configure your gateway to pass through traffic to the machine on your network acting as the web server. You'll also need to properly configure the operating system, security updates, SSL certificate, logging, web server options and associated software (indexes allowed? default file? file types? CGI/includes? PHP? MySQL/Postgres?).

All in all:

- Obtain computer

- Install OS (e.g., Linux)

- Configure security (e.g., don't allow logging in over SSH based solely on username/password, disable FTP, etc.)

- Configure to keep up to date/secure (e.g., apt update && apt upgrade in your crontab)

- Install web server (e.g., Apache)

- Configure web server

- Install and configure SSL management (e.g., Let's Encrypt ACME client)

- Install and configure web server optional software (e.g., PHP, Python, Ruby on Rails, ASP, ColdFusion, MySQL/Postgres, etc.)

- Obtain static IP (e.g., by getting Comcast Business Class)

- Configure Comcast Gateway to route incoming traffic on ports 80 and 443 to your Linux machine

- Purchase a domain name pointing to your static IP (e.g., from GoDaddy)

- Finally put your pages on the Internet

Alternatively you can

- Purchase a LAMP instance on AWS (maybe on Lightsail?)

- Add a static IP through AWS

- Purchase a domain name pointing to your static IP

- Finally put your pages on the Internet

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4736757&forum_id=2#41734753)



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Date: January 11th, 2021 10:05 PM
Author: .....,.,.,..,,..,,.,.,..,,.,.,.,..,..,.,.,.,.,.,..


Will a timothy olyphant cyber crook take out this fraud?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4736757&forum_id=2#41734823)



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Date: January 11th, 2021 10:08 PM
Author: Candy Ride

Shouldn't the government have an option so anybody can be hosted? Or require the big companies to treat everyone equally?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4736757&forum_id=2#41734868)



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Date: January 11th, 2021 11:04 PM
Author: fscknut

Are you a Trumpmo, or trolling the Trumpmos?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4736757&forum_id=2#41735169)



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Date: January 11th, 2021 11:26 PM
Author: Candy Ride

Trumpmo. How would that comment be trolling Trumpmos?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4736757&forum_id=2#41735312)



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Date: January 11th, 2021 11:29 PM
Author: fscknut

ROFLCOPTER

"I don't like how private companies are treating me, Government please step in with a public option or heavy-handed regulation!" —Today's alt-right

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4736757&forum_id=2#41735330)



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Date: January 12th, 2021 10:00 AM
Author: Candy Ride

This service seems akin to providing electricity or natural gas.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4736757&forum_id=2#41736721)



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Date: January 13th, 2021 2:11 PM
Author: fscknut

Yes, clearly you will die when Winter comes if you don't have Parler.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4736757&forum_id=2#41745989)



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Date: January 11th, 2021 10:11 PM
Author: ,,;;,,,;,,,:,;,,,,,,;:,,,;,,,,,:,,,;;,,,;


So essentially we’re fucked. If AWA bans someone there’s no way around it.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4736757&forum_id=2#41734887)



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Date: January 11th, 2021 11:31 PM
Author: .............,,,,.,.,,,,,,,


What's at the server farms? Just computers processing information?

Why can't we all dedicate one computer in our home to being a server and then the websites that got kicked off line can be hosted by our computers collectively running together?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4736757&forum_id=2#41735343)



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Date: January 11th, 2021 11:33 PM
Author: fscknut

You can but how are people going to navigate to the server in your closet? You gonna shell out for a static IP address from your ISP?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4736757&forum_id=2#41735346)



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Date: January 11th, 2021 11:37 PM
Author: .............,,,,.,.,,,,,,,


I don't know man. I know nothing about computers but I still have 2 websites.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4736757&forum_id=2#41735371)



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Date: January 11th, 2021 11:40 PM
Author: fscknut

Could try this: https://account.dyn.com/

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4736757&forum_id=2#41735388)



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Date: January 11th, 2021 11:34 PM
Author: ""''""'''

For any tech questions starting with "why can't we" the answer is it can be done but the prevailing way is most cost efficient, stable, fastest, requires the least work,etc

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4736757&forum_id=2#41735360)