DevOps Posts

Transferring Domain Registrations from GoDaddy to Amazon Route 53

Amazon Route 53 offers domain registration services, and if you would like to keep your domains together as I do, you can easily transfer your current domain names to Route 53.

In the past, I bought some domains from GoDaddy, and today, I generally use Amazon Route 53 as my DNS service. It is time to renew some of our domain names, and I decided to move them to AWS as they are extended one year automatically after the transfer. This will allow me to manage my domain names and the services behind them all together on AWS. I will describe the process as a reference. Read more at Transferring Domain Registrations from GoDaddy to Amazon Route 53 post.

Storing and Monitoring Rails Logs on Amazon CloudWatch

If you deploy any type of application on AWS, such as a Ruby on Rails web app; then your application will generate large amounts of logs. Hence, you will need to store and monitor these logs somewhere to understand what is going on when an unexpected event occurs. A central log server may be a choice; however, Amazon CloudWatch offers an alternative way without maintaining your log servers and with lots of capabilities.

In today’s blog post, I will describe how you can start storing your application logs on Amazon CloudWatch by using a Ruby on Rails web application as an example. The same principles here would apply to other types of application logs as well. Read more at Storing and Monitoring Rails Logs on Amazon CloudWatch post.