We have just released a new Amazon AMI (m1.small) running Nginx, Varnish, PHP 5.2.11 (with eAccelerator and the PHP-FPM patch) and Mysql. The image is called widetail-ubuntu9.10 (ami-05a18a71) and is located in the EU West region.
The image is running ubuntu 9.10 karmic and was based in ami-2fc2e95b from canonical. It’s perfect to run Magento or any other type of web application that needs a good performance.
All the software is running with the default configurations. Great improvements can be archieved with some tweaks in the base configuration. In case you are running Magento, check out the paper “Methods and Best Practices for High Performance eCommerce“.
To login ssh to instance with user ubuntu and if you need to run any command as superuser use sudo.
In case you want to test performance, we are running a Magento 1.4 Demo Store in one of this instances.
If you have any questions or comments, leave it on the comments and we will try to help you.