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
    Commented Aug 1, 2012 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
    Commented Mar 29, 2018 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

  • 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
    – Zelda
    Commented Aug 1, 2012 at 21:04
  • thanks all. Yes, this is for business, so off to ServerFault! Commented Aug 1, 2012 at 21:06
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    Is this answer still accurate as of 2018? Commented Aug 30, 2018 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). Commented Feb 28, 2019 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
    Commented Apr 18, 2019 at 4:33
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    This answer is probably outdated... feel free to suggest an edit.
    – smcg
    Commented Apr 30, 2019 at 15:15

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
    Commented Jun 15, 2016 at 11:35
  • @Fr0zenFyr Great to have you on board.
    – Adam Matan
    Commented Jun 15, 2016 at 14:56
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    I support to open the site specific for AWS too
    – Nam G VU
    Commented Aug 19, 2016 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
    Commented Aug 19, 2016 at 8:27
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    It's dead, Jim. :( Commented Jun 29, 2018 at 13:15
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    I always realized its need. Commented Dec 3, 2018 at 2:39
  • Area 51 says: This proposal has been deleted.
    – Tom Hale
    Commented Nov 7, 2020 at 13:14
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    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? Commented Feb 28, 2021 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
    Commented Jul 18, 2021 at 19:13

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