Separate web and app servers


Hello, A customer has developed a web application locally on their laptops and on a server they built by using Ruby on Rails and MySQL. They want to move to AWS and are wondering if:

  • It will be a lot of work to separate the two layers (app and web) in different EC2 instances
  • They should consider using Elastic Beanstalk to automate the deployment
asked 3 years ago33 views
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It very much depends on how tightly integrated the 'app' and 'web' parts of the application. If they have built them as two services, communication over the network (albeit via the local interface on the same laptop) that should be straightforward. if not, then it will take time and effort to 'pick apart' the single application into two.

Elastic Beanstalk would be a good option to migrate the application to, since it provides more management than the customer running the application on EC2 directly.

answered 3 years ago

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