Deploy .NET to AWS
Deploying a ASP.NET core website to Amazon Web Services
- Bring up a secure web site deployment with a minimum of fuss.
- At first the challenge is getting the Web Site working well.
- The assumption here is that the design is not fully fleshed out as the User Experience needs to be functional before it can be fully evaluated.
- Later the problem is to get the performance to be good while the deployment expands to multiple instances.
- The largest part of the problem is not getting the web site to run, but rather to ensure that it is secure using SSL certificates and HTTPS.
- Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) was selected as the resource for its ease of deployment and expansion to handle volume.
- Elastic Beanstalk (EB) automates some of the deployment and expansion services for EC2. Creating and Deploying Elastic Beanstalk Applications in .NET Using AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio.
- Terminating HTTPS on Amazon EC2 Instances Running .NET on single instances (not behind a load balancer.)
- It is possible to install and run AWS PowerShell tools to see what EC2 instances look like. (An instance is one server running the site.)
- It is also possible to look at EB, but that requires the local computer to enable Python and PIP.
- Windows Remote Desktop can be enabled to see what the EC2 instance really looked like. Clink here for information on Connecting to Your Windows Instance.
- You will need to have the RDP client installed on Windows, which is common.
- You need a key
- One easy way to start the RDP client is to navigate to the EC2 console, select the instance to be view and click on the "Connect" button at the top. A RDP connection string will be downloaded that you can put in a convenient place, like your desktop.