Home > Amazon EC2 > Setting Up a New Amazon EC2 Server (2018-06-08)

Create Amazon EC2 Instance
1. Login to AWS Management Console
2. Select Amazon EC2
3. Click "Instances" from the left menu
4. Click "launch Instance"

Create Elastic IPs
1. Login to AWS Management Console
2. Click "Elastic IPs" from the left menu
3. Click "Allocate New Address"
4. Select "EC2" and click "Yes, Allocate"

Assign Elastic IP to an Instance
1. Right click an IP and select "Associate"
2. Select an instance and click "Yes, Associate"

First Time Connect
1. Download PuttyGen
2. Click "Load" and select the .pem file
3. Click "Save private key"
4. Open putty
5. From the left menu, select Connection > SSH > Auth
6. Click "Browse" and select the ppk file created in step 3
7. Connect to your instance with the username "ec2-user"

Change Password

sudo passwd root

Create user

adduser myhelper
passwd myhelper

Add user to sudoers

myhelper  ALL=(ALL)       ALL

Configure sshd

vim /etc/ssh/sshd_config
PasswordAuthentication yes
AllowUsers myhelper
/etc/init.d/sshd restart

Change timezone

ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/Hongkong /etc/localtime
(or use tzselect)

Install Apache, MySQL, PHP, FTP

yum install httpd24 mod24_ssl mysql57-server php71 php71-mysqlnd php71-common php71-gd php71-mbstring php71-mcrypt php71-devel php71-xml vsftpd

chkconfig httpd on
chkconfig mysqld on
chkconfig vsftpd on

Create virtual host directory

mkdir -p /var/www/vhosts/myhelper.com/subdomains
mkdir -p /var/www/vhosts/myhelper.com/htdocs
mkdir -p /var/www/vhosts/myhelper.com/logs
chown -R myhelper.myhelper /var/www/vhosts/myhelper.com

Configure PHP

vim /etc/php.ini
max_input_vars = 50000

Configure Apache

vim /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
KeepAlive off
Include /etc/httpd/conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf
<IfModule prefork.c>
StartServers            30
MinSpareServers         30
MaxSpareServers         45
ServerLimit             4000
MaxRequestWorkers       4000
MaxConnectionsPerChild  4000

vim /etc/php.ini
upload_max_filesize = 5M
post_max_size = 8M
memory_limit = 256M

mkdir /etc/httpd/conf/extra
vim /etc/httpd/conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf
<VirtualHost *:80>
	DocumentRoot "/var/www/vhosts/my-helper/htdocs"
	ServerName my-helper.com
	ServerAlias www.my-helper.com
	<Directory "/var/www/vhosts/my-helper/htdocs">
		Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
		AllowOverride All
		Order allow,deny
		Allow from all
	ErrorLog "/var/www/vhosts/my-helper/logs/error.log"
	#CustomLog "/var/www/vhosts/my-helper/logs/access.log" common

/etc/init.d/httpd restart

Configure Vsftpd

vim /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf
pasv_address={your public ip address}
vim /etc/vsftpd/user_list

mkdir /etc/vsftpd/userconfig
vim /etc/vsftpd/userconfig/myhelper

/etc/init.d/vsftpd restart

Update sysctl.conf

vim /etc/sysctl.conf

sysctl -p

Update Security Group
1. Login to AWS Management Console
2. Click "Security Groups" from the left menu
3. Select your security group
4. Add TCP port 20-21, 80, 21024-21048

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