How To Upgrade PHP on AWS Linux

Author: , August 22nd, 2019

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Be sure to restart your web server!!

How To Obtain a Public Key from an AWS .pem Private Key on Linux and Mac

Author: , February 4th, 2019

Use the ssh-keygen command on a computer to which you’ve downloaded your private key .pem file; for example: First, ensure permissions will allow ssh-keygen to work: chmod 600 /path/to/the/file/your-key-pair.pem Then generate an RSA public key: ssh-keygen -y -f /path/to/the/file/your-key-pair.pem >

How To Locate Attached Disk Devices in Linux

Author: , April 24th, 2018 # lsblk -a

How To Fix Peer Not Authenticated Errors While Using AWS API Tools

Author: , February 9th, 2016

I was getting the following errors when using an older version of the Amazon EC2 API Tools: $ ec2-describe-regions Unknown problem connecting to host: ‘’ Unable to execute HTTP request: peer not authenticated The solution was to upgrade to the latest AWS CLI tools and start using the aws command instead. For example: aws ec2 […]

How To Check Amazon RDS MySQL Servers in Nagios Without Ping

Author: , August 13th, 2015

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers MySQL Server via the Relational Database Service (RDS) offering. Unfortunately, AWS doesn’t allow ICMP Ping to reach the nodes, so as configured by default, Nagios will fail on the host check. The solution is to submit a Passive Check for that host. Login to the Nagios web console Click on […]

How To Find the AWS Region and Availability Zone Via the CLI

Author: , June 30th, 2015

/opt/aws/bin/ec2-metadata | grep placement

How To Find the RHEL/CentOS Release Version on Amazon Linux

Author: , September 9th, 2014

rpm -qa | grep epel-release | awk -F- ‘{print $3}’ Examples: RHEL5/Centos5 root@aws1:/root # cat /etc/issue Amazon Linux AMI release 2010.11.2 (beta) root@aws1:/root # rpm -qa | grep epel-release epel-release-5-4.noarch root@aws1:/root # rpm -qa | grep epel-release | awk -F- ‘{print $3}’ 5 RHEL6/Centos6 root@aws2:/root # cat /etc/issue Amazon Linux AMI release 2013.09 root@aws2:/root # […]

How To install Boto on Amazon Linux using yum and pip

Author: , August 15th, 2013

How To Install AWS SDK v2 Using PEAR

Author: , August 3rd, 2013

How To Install Ruby on Rails with Passenger on Apache using RVM

Author: , July 31st, 2013

These are the steps I took to get this installed on a t1.micro AWS instance. OPTIONAL: Increase virtual memory for compiling Passenger as per warnings from passenger-install-apache2-module dd if=/dev/zero of=/swap bs=1M count=1024 mkswap /swap swapon /swap BASIC INSTALLATION yum install -y gcc-c++ patch readline readline-devel zlib zlib-devel openssl-devel libxml2-devel libxslt-devel libcurl-devel make bzip2 autoconf automake […]