Category: Resources

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Check it Out – New AWS Pricing Calculator for EC2 and EBS

The blog post that we published over a decade ago to launch the Simple Monthly Calculator still shows up on our internal top-10 lists from time to time! Since that post was published, we have extended, redesigned, and even rebuilt the calculator a time or two. New Calculator Starting with a blank screen, an empty […]

Amazon RDS Update – Console Update, RDS Recommendations, Performance Insights, M5 Instances, MySQL 8, MariaDB 10.3, and More

It is time for a quick Amazon RDS update. I’ve got lots of news to share: Console Update – The RDS Console has a fresh, new look. RDS Recommendations – You now get recommendations that will help you to configure your database instances per our best practices. Performance Insights for MySQL – You can peer […]

Gutenberg for Newbies: How to Handle the Upcoming WordPress 5.0 Update

With the upcoming WordPress 5.0 update, you’ll be working with the new Gutenberg editor and have a ton more options for getting your posts to look the way you want them to. For webmasters, this means

New – Managed Databases for Amazon Lightsail

makes it easy for you to get started with AWS. You choose the operating system (and optional application) that you want to run, pick an instance plan, and create an instance, all in a matter of minutes. offers low, predictable pricing, with instance plans that include compute power, storage, and data transfer: Managed Databases Today […]

What’s the Best Image Format for Your Website? Here’s the Answer

Images on the web come in many formats, such as JPEGs, GIFs, PNGs, and more. In fact, there are so many acronyms that keeping track of them can be complicated – never mind figuring out

Make a Website with WordPress

Believe it or not, but knowing how to make a website is one of the more essential skills you should master as a small business owner in this day and age. Please bear with me!

10 Interesting JavaScript and CSS libraries for October 2018

We share with you a collection of awesome and free resources for this October.

An Intro to Microinteractions, Plus How to Use Microinteractions in WordPress

Microinteractions are a great way to improve your website’s user experience. And in this post, you’ll learn exactly what they are, plus how to use microinteractions in WordPress without needing any special technical knowledge. ‘Microinteractions’

re:Invent 2018 – 55 Days to Go….

As I write this, there are just 55 calendar days until 2018. My colleagues and I are working flat-out to bring you the best possible learning experience and I want to give you a quick update on a couple of things… Transportation – Customer Obsession is the first Amazon Leadership Principle and we take your […]

13 Essential Tips to Help You Build a Trustworthy Website With WordPress

If you want to build a trustworthy website, it’s the little things that count. Including small details like a testimonial here or a trust badge there can add up to create a website that establishes

Learn about AWS – October AWS Online Tech Talks

AWS Online Tech Talks are live, online presentations that cover a broad range of topics at varying technical levels. Join us this month to learn about AWS services and solutions. We’ll have experts online to help answer any questions you may have. Featured this month, check out the webinars under AR/VR, End-User Computing, Industry Solutions. Also, […]

Saving Koalas Using Genomics Research and Cloud Computing

Today is Save the Koala Day and a perfect time to to tell you about some noteworthy and ground-breaking research that was made possible by AWS Research Credits and the AWS Cloud. Five years ago, a research team led by Dr. Rebecca Johnson (Director of the Australian Museum Research Institute) set out to learn more […]

Now Available – Amazon EC2 High Memory Instances with 6, 9, and 12 TB of Memory, Perfect for SAP HANA

The Altair 8800 computer that I built in 1977 had just 4 kilobytes of memory. Today I was able to use an EC2 instance with 12 terabytes (12 tebibytes to be exact) of memory, almost 4 billion times as much! The new Amazon EC2 High Memory Instances let you take advantage of other AWS services […]

Meet the Newest AWS Heroes (September 2018 Edition)

AWS Heroes are passionate AWS enthusiasts who use their extensive knowledge to teach others about all things AWS across a range of mediums. Many Heroes eagerly share knowledge online via forums, social media, or blogs; while others lead AWS User Groups or organize AWS Community Day events. Their extensive efforts to spread AWS knowledge have […]