It looks like many people are missing it (me included) that it’s finally possible to host meteor on AWS with their new AWS ELB ALB (Application Load Balancer) https://aws.amazon.com/elasticloadbalancing/applicationloadbalancer/
This means a cost savings configurable high availability and autoscaling setup!
I’m moving to AWS in the next 2 weeks and here is a nice tutorial that might be helpful for others as well:
It’s not complete in a step by step of really how to do it, you will have to figure some stuff out. So if you’re successful share it here or even create a nice tutorial if you’re up to it, will update the thread as soon I’m on AWS and how it went.
Thanks @voidale! These deployment scripts might come in handy to recompile / deploy. As well as nginx conf files: https://github.com/ramezrafla/meteor-deployment
This seems like it will complicate deployment a bit (taken from https://aws.amazon.com/elasticloadbalancing/applicationloadbalancer/):
The Application Load Balancer is only supported for use within an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).
I did this when the application load balancer came out because you can terminate ssl at the load balancer and I thought it could be convenient. I set sticky sessions. It was fine for most of my app, but I have one part where I’m making many requests (its a large and complex app), and it would cause my DDP connection to drop, which killed the rest of the pages of my app.
tldr; probably works for most lightweight applications. I’m assuming its AWS’s fault
Update: moved to AWS, it works wonderfully super happy
Would you be willing to share the deployment config files and setup scripts you used?