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I have several questions about setting up Amazon AWS (Virtual Private Cloud/VPC, Load Balancers/ELB) -- I see a lot of questions relating to AWS on Stack Overflow, but my questions aren't really programming question, more specific questions about how to set up Amazon.

Which Stack Exchange site should I use?

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    Can you make an example?
    – Pekka
    Aug 1 '12 at 20:55
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    If there is a StackExchange for ExpressionEngine, and Salesforce Cloud, I would hope that the admins would be beelining for an AWS one as we speak. In the meantime its all about context of the question (good answers below)
    – Mike_K
    Mar 29 '18 at 19:52
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If you're setting it up for personal use, then Super User. If it's for setting up your business infrastructure, then Server Fault. If it's about programming with the AWS SDKs then Stack Overflow would be fine. But Stack Overflow questions about virtualization should be directly related to programming. See my question here about a similar topic: Stack Overflow questions about virtualization tools

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  • Yep; depends what you're trying to do with it, not necessarily just the product/service. From the question it sounds more like enterprise ouse
    – Ben Brocka
    Aug 1 '12 at 21:04
  • thanks all. Yes, this is for business, so off to ServerFault! Aug 1 '12 at 21:06
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    Is this answer still accurate as of 2018? Aug 30 '18 at 23:38
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    @EricSeastrand no, now additionally if it involves RDS or Aurura you go to Database Administrators. If it involves the web interface you go to Web Applications. And if it's lifecycle/pipeline oriented you can head over to DevOps. If you're asking about Amazon Linux or an operating system you can ask on Unix & Linux, and specifically if you're running a cloud image of Ubuntu, we would politely ask you take your question to Ask Ubuntu (we try to keep all the Ubuntu users in one place, far far away). Feb 28 '19 at 13:06
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    I feel like the segregation of stack exchange is showing its age. A funny analogue for old school tech "silos" inside of a business - devs and sysadmins not talking to each other. My primary role/expertise covers at least 5 different stack exchange sites, and the lines between them are increasingly blurry
    – jameslol
    Apr 18 '19 at 4:33
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    This answer is probably outdated... feel free to suggest an edit.
    – smcg
    Apr 30 '19 at 15:15
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I've started an AWS Q&A site proposal at Area 51; any help with the definition phase would be warmly welcome.

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    Followed the Proposal to support the cause, also posted an example question. Hope it moves to next phase soon. I had a question on this silly but less-known fact about charges for not releasing an unused elastic IP
    – Fr0zenFyr
    Jun 15 '16 at 11:35
  • @Fr0zenFyr Great to have you on board.
    – Adam Matan
    Jun 15 '16 at 14:56
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    I support to open the site specific for AWS too
    – Nam G VU
    Aug 19 '16 at 8:20
  • The status today is 29 more questions with a score of 10; how can I add more question @AdamMatan
    – Nam G VU
    Aug 19 '16 at 8:27
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    It's dead, Jim. :( Jun 29 '18 at 13:15
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    I always realized its need. Dec 3 '18 at 2:39
  • Area 51 says: This proposal has been deleted.
    – Tom Hale
    Nov 7 '20 at 13:14
  • What about a Stack Exchange Q&A for serverless cloud computing (AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, etc.). I happen to have some questions in the field and I think it might make it to a beta, if it's not limited to AWS, or is there a good website for cloud computing, now? Feb 28 at 2:58
  • It is needed for sure it seems like Stack Overflow will be overrun by crappy AWS questinos (I am guilty), or maybe a good splinter site could exist for cloud computing questions.
    – neuronet
    Jul 18 at 19:13

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