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The Smallpdf team at their offices in Zurich, Switzerland.

How to run a world-class website with a DevOps team of two

At last count, Smallpdf, the PDF conversion startup I work for, had roughly 13 million monthly users. As for the number of employees currently running our website? That would be 10—with only two employees focused on the backend and infrastructure. You might be curious to learn how we run such a processing intensive website with such a small DevOps team. Our little secret stands in automation and delegation.

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How to get started on AWS (From a dead standstill)

Want to build a database-backed website, or the backend to a mobile app? Set up a WordPress or Drupal site, or just use an Amazon S3 bucket to store files? You can do all this and much more on AWS, but first you’ll need to create an account and set it up. Let’s walk through how to do that from scratch—while following best practices and making sure your account is securely configured to take full advantage of all that AWS offers.

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CloudFront Wordpress Solution Overview

How to accelerate your WordPress site with Amazon CloudFront

Blogging and content production have become the marketing tool of choice for many startups and a fair number of founders find themselves choosing WordPress to power their messaging. Already the content management system (CMS) of choice for 28% of the web, WordPress is the biggest self-hosted blogging tool in the world and perhaps the only […]

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AWS billing dashboard

Getting started with AWS cost management

After you have created your first AWS account and applied security best practices, you may next want to start tracking your AWS costs so that you can stay within your budget. With AWS, you only pay for what you use, which results in a variable cost model, much like a utility bill. The more you […]

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Mackenzie Kosut and Edith Yeung at the AWS Loft SF

How to get funded: Seven keys to securing investor backing from a Silicon Valley VC

The AWS Pop-up Loft in San Francisco filled up quickly on Monday night as attendees from Silicon Valley startups eagerly awaited Edith Yeung, General Partner at 500 China and Mobile Collective Microfund. This would not be a traditional ‘Loft Talk’ about architecting on AWS, or using serverless securely, so why was the AWS Loft packed […]

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threatstack AWS partner

How to Implement Scalable AWS Security Without the Overhead

Guest post by Tim Armstrong, Product Team, Threat Stack, AWS Cloud Security Technology Partner Traditionally, companies have had to choose between speed and security. But times are changing and organizations running in AWS can now take advantage of continuous development practices and security without impacting delivery speed. How? Here are three practical ways to start […]

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