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Leading edge features
To quickly set up an example LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) all-in-one server in a public or private cloud (designed for demonstration purposes only).
The following are prerequisites for completing this tutorial:
This tutorial describes how you can use the "trial" ServerTemplate to launch a test LAMP server in the cloud in less than 15 minutes. The ServerTemplate is designed to easily set up and launch a test LAMP server (with a MySQL and Apache installation) in a cloud without requiring any additional configuration or user defined inputs.
Follow these steps to add a new trial LAMP server to a deployment.
When you launch a server, it enters the "pending" state as RightScale makes a request to the cloud on your behalf. You can track the status of the server as it transitions through the pending, booting, and operational states in the Events pane in the left-hand panel, which provides real-time push notifications. You can also track the status of the server under its Info tab. However, you will need to periodically click the Info tab or refresh the browser window to update the information displayed below the tabs.
After the server enters the operational state, you can test it to ensure that it was properly configured. To test your server, go to the server's Info tab. You can either copy and paste the server's public IP address into a web browser or click the public DNS name or IP address link (if available).
When you navigate to your running LAMP server in a web browser, the Apache HTTP Server displays a test page with contents that differ depending on the operating system that you are running.
If the server is operational but you cannot view the test page in a browser window, make sure that your server's security group has port 80 open.
You should also click on the server's Monitoring tab to view real-time monitoring graphs and check out the detailed server information under the Audit Entries tab.
When you are finished with your testing, terminate the server by clicking its Terminate button.
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