On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 1:12 PM, Jamal S.
I’m thinking to move my app to ec2, but Im reading that amazon does not
guarantee that my instance doesn’t die?
So my question how can people use it for rails, and what does they do
when the amazon ec2 instance dies?
Do we have any automatic job to get
new instance and get the app up and running again with all the gems
Amazon EC2 has excellent uptime and I usually go with a minimum of 2
Furthermore, you can set it up so that it automatically spins-up a new
instance when one dies or sends a notification so that you can perform a
manually boot. Next, Amazon is very different from your traditional
companies because they charge by the hour for each active instance.
in order for them to make money, the active instance needs to be
Otherwise, they will loose money.
You can find many gems on gemcutter.org for interfacing with Amazon EC2
well as their other services. For a current listing of AMIs, I would
recommend directing those questions to Amazon. Lastly, there are
alternatives for using EC2 like Engine Y. and Rightscale to name a
Also, there are other architectures like Google App Engine. Thus, I
recommend doing your research as well as test driving these different
Thanks for any comment