Deploying to AWS Elastic Beanstalk from Visual Studio Team Services

When I set this site up in Elastic Beanstalk in AWS, I was initially using CodeCommit and CodePipeline to manage releases. CodePipeline was super easy to pick up and use as a way to get started. I did want an excuse to get around some of the PowerShell cmdlets for managing AWS though. I came up with the idea of using Visual Studio Team Services for my build and releases. It was an excellent way for me to test out some PowerShell! Continue reading “Deploying to AWS Elastic Beanstalk from Visual Studio Team Services”

Running WordPress on HTTPS in AWS Elastic Beanstalk

After my recent move to AWS, I decided to put my blog into Elastic Beanstalk as a way for me to learn more about the offering. Overall the process was pretty straightforward, and I’m enjoying having the control that comes with a self-hosted WordPress blog too. I did want to make one change though, which was to move the site to run on HTTPS instead of standard HTTP. My logic on this comes from the fact that Google uses HTTPS as a ranking signal, and who doesn’t want their site rated higher in searches? I’ll take you through the steps it took for me to set it all up in this post. Continue reading “Running WordPress on HTTPS in AWS Elastic Beanstalk”