I’d like to let everyone know about my experience setting up the myopenhab, on both Amazon Web Services (AWS), and GoDaddy cloud server.
I want it to be known that I am not associated in any way with either Company other than being a customer of both. I hold no stock or stake in either company.
I followed the instructions both in this post and in the read me found on github for myopenhab.
I started with AWS, the setup was easy, the help provided both by AWS and other people via a simple Google search was impressive, and I was able to get ubuntu setup, along with a graphical interface, Putty terminal access, and FileZilla FTP access in under two hours. Following both sets of instructions provided, I was able to get myopenhab running, and get an SSL cert for my domain. The only time I needed to interact with AWS support was to get an “RDNS” entry added to the AWS DNS Servers so that the AWS server was seen as my domain. You need an “elastic IP Address” and also need to have your “A” record created and propagated before attempting this. The instructions to do this are included on this page under “elastic IP address”. https://aws.amazon.com/ec2/faqs/#elastic-ip.
Although I did commission and destroy a few servers before getting everything right, the commissioning of a new server takes 2 minutes at most before you can logon, so the most painful part was destroying all my work.