AWS Gotcha’s – WordPress in Elastic Container Service

For a refresher, I decided to host my own WordPress blog on the AWS cloud.  This gives me an opportunity to get “hands-on” with various technologies and tools.  I was interested in running containers at cloud scale to see if this simplifies stuff.  Please check out Cloudy with a Chance of Containers for an architecture diagram and the decisions that drove the design.

While this should have been relatively straight forward, AWS usually has little gotchas where you think you need to make a change “here,” but you really need to change something “waaaaaay” over there.  I’ve documented the various gotcha’s and solutions so hopefully you don’t have to feel the same pain. Continue reading “AWS Gotcha’s – WordPress in Elastic Container Service”