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The danger of a custom 404-page

One customer running a single WordPress was using a 4x vCPUs instance on Amazon AWS®. But the CPU and load usage were so high, with no apparent reasons (the number of visitors was reasonable). However: each 404 triggered a huge CPU and bandwidth consumption! A test was conducted and the 404 was replaced by aread more »

Amazon AWS® bad discovery

This is the CPU monitoring usage on an EC2 instance in Ireland (t3a.xlarge). Two things to notice:-the graph has an average of 40% of white background (it does not reach the full 400% CPU height)-there was a maximum of 46% CPU stealwhich is the red part (this should not be above 2%).In total:… read more »

The circus at Amazon AWS® continues!

Amazon AWS® blocks outgoing port 25 on any new EC2® instance, and requires to use Amazon SES®. So you enable Amazon SES® and this is what they reply instantly: In which world emailspermission needs to be granted? Isn’t email a basic internet service? Is it something so spectacular at Amazon AWS®? The idiots thatread more »

The limits (and dangers) of YunoHost

YunoHost is a great applications manager! It is not only free but also very fast: in a few clicks you have installed a complete application! It is becoming an increasing competitor to Softaculous and even WHM/cPanel. If you are an application developer: you can reach new customers and new users by deploying your software throughread more »

Amazon FBA is even worse

Amazon is in free fall, it is not only their AWS service, but their seller central apparatus too: Here we go, a billion dollar company and they are not able to give a proper link: https://sellercentral.amazon.com/mario/inpvMeeting/appointment/global?mons_sel_locale=en_US returns: What else needs to be said?… Oh yes: it takes an average of 20 days to become aread more »

The journey to close an Amazon AWS® account

Even if you close your Amazon AWS® account: your EC2 reserved instances will continue to be billed (that is nice!). However you can register as a seller on the Amazon AWS® marketplace to sell your EC2 reserved instances. There is a requirement for this: to enter a US bank account. This can be achievable: especiallyread more »

8 days for Amazon AWS® to allow outgoing emails

It took 8 days for Amazon AWS® to allow emails flowing out of the server. They did not want to unblock the port 25 and forced the usage of Amazon SES® upon their new customer. Not only that: but it took 2 days to switch Amazon SES® from sandbox to production. They have more thanread more »

It is time to leave Amazon AWS®!

That is too much: you think you enjoy your Amazon AWS® EC2 instance that you are paying each hour?… You are not: Amazon AWS® refuses to open the port 25. Amazon AWS® was supposed to give productivity and time gains to its customers, now you are just wasting their time. You cannot force your customersread more »

Amazon AWS® word 'n pyn

Thanks to our support service many new customers are converted to Amazon AWS® every month. However a new painful feature from Amazon AWS® is to block outgoing port 25 on EC2 instances. This can usually be lifted within 48 hours of completing a request form. After 3 requests, the same answer came back: “Rejected“, withread more »

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