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Implementing a MEAN App using Lightsail
Welcome to this Amazon Lightsail learning activity where we will be implementing the `MEAN` stack within a single Lightsail instance. The goal of this learning activity is to gain knowledge and experience with: * Creating a Lightsail instance, complete with a pre-installed stack. * Using a Launch Script to perform advanced configuration. * Interacting with an "on-instance" MongoDB. * Connecting to the instance to configure a MEAN based application. * Application testing and verification. Good look and enjoy the learning activity.
Table of Contents
Build the Lightsail Instance using the MEAN Blueprint.
Create a Lightsail Instance, using Linux/Unix as the platform and the
MEANApps + OS blueprint
- Add a launch script (linked below)
- Name the instance
- Ensure it's created in
- Pick the
2 GB memoryinstance size
Connect to the instance and verify the todo-mean directory exists in the home folder.
Launch Script for the activity
Configure the "on-instance" MongoDB.
- Connect to the MEAN instance using SSH.
- Connect to the MongoDB instance as
- Change to the tasks database:
- Create a Database User called
taskswith the password of
- Exit the MongoDB shell (
Start and test the application.
- Move into the
todo-meandirectory in your users folder on the instance.
- Start the application using
sudo DEBUG=app:* ./bin/www
- Verify the application is running via a web browser at http://instancepublicIP
- Move into the
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