Hi, I should start off by saying that I am not strong with my knowledge of servers/backups and managing them. I have learnt what I need due to necessity.
I have just come across Turnkey and wanted to ask a few questions.
As I understand it Turnkey is an application which uses Amazon AWS. I am assuming that anything built on Turnkey can only be accessed through Turnkey or can you also access it through the AWS panel? With that in mind the current charges for Turnkey are just the charges that Amazon bills for the usage of their services.
Is that all correct so far?
My next questions are about running instances. I understand that I can manage backups and EC2 cloud servers through Turnkey (which is the purpose) but is it possible to backup non Turnkey/Amazon servers using Turnkey?
Assuming my understanding above is correct, then if Turnkey goes down for some reason is there another way to access backups and servers? Assuming you cannot access through the AWS panel of course.
I currently have a dedicated server with Liquid Web and am considering moving over to EC2 but it seems the structure is slightly different and was wondering if I could ask for some more advice. I have a number of websites on the single server, all the websites are built using Wordpress. As well as that I also run 5 independent MySQL databases that some of the websites access. One of these databases is quite chunky and the scripts that update it can take quite a lot of processing load. All the websites are fairly lightweight otherwise.
Would the best structure be to have a small server to host the Wordpress websites which I then install the Wordpress app on and a seperate server for the MySQL databases that are seperate from any singular website and a bit chunkier?
Then I would backup both of these servers into S3?
Any help would be very much appreciated.
All the best,