Challenging, yet rewarding, the leap to a cloud-based application is not something to be delved into without some warnings:
- Amazon Web Services or AWS, while a very powerful and reliable cloud service, is not for the faint of heart. It’s array of services can be quite overwhelming and the document resources for newbies seems limited.
- Speaking of documentation, the online offerings can get quite confusing because of the way all the services work together.
- In future posts, we’ll outline our “gotchas” that we’ve learned the hard way. In fact, the most recent has been our connection between AWS and our online merchant services account. For some strange reason it has stopped working and seems to have something to do with an incorrect SSL Certificate.