How to install Buddy GO on Amazon EC2
This tutorial will show you how to configure an EC2 instance on Amazon and use it to host Buddy GO installation.
Launch new EC2 server
Create a new EC2 instance on AWS with these settings:
- Search Buddy GO in Community AMIs
- 20 GB of space
- 4 GB RAM
If you haven't configured EC2 before, this tutorial will walk you through the process.
NOTE: If you're planning to run heavy workloads on your instance we recommend assigning at least 8GB of RAM. You can read more about the system requirements of Buddy GO here.
Set up Buddy on EC2
Connect to your EC2 instance with SSH and follow the instructions below.
Install Buddy GO
Run the following in the terminal:
curl -sSL https://get.buddy.works | sh && sudo buddy install
This command will download 2GB of Docker image. If you are having any trouble with the download, please contact us for assistance.
During installation you will be asked to provide a port for Git SSH connections. Make sure to remember it as you'll have to open it on EC2 in the next step.
By default Buddy installs in your HOME directory. You can change the storage path for databases, repositories, and settings in the configuration settings.
Set up ports on EC2
While installing Buddy you will be asked to provide a new Git SSH port (the default 22 is reserved by EC2). This port must be manually opened on the EC2 for the incoming traffic, along with HTTP and HTTPS:
- Go to the list of instances on AWS and click the Security Group of the image with your Buddy GO installation (you might want to scroll the screen to the right to reach it)
- Click Actions → Edit inbound rules
Add the three ports set on Buddy:
- HTTP (80)
- HTTPS (443)
- Custom TCP Rule (the SSH port that you provided on installation)
Choose the Custom TCP rule and enter the value of the SSH port that you set on Buddy. The same applies for HTTP and HTTPS: if you've changed their default value on Buddy, add Custom TCP rules and enter the ports manually.
- Save changes when ready
Update IP address of Buddy GO
With the ports configured all that remains is updating the address of your Buddy GO installation so that it points to the EC2:
- Copy the public address of the EC2 instance with the installation
If Buddy GO is running, halt it using
Go to the configuration settings by entering
- Go to
IP & ports
- Paste the IP address of the instance
enterto skip port configuration and restart Buddy to apply changes
Set up your first workspace
Use the the updated URL to begin using Buddy on-premises.
Buddy GO uses a self-signed certificate for SSL. You may see a warning about this upon accessing your workspace for the first time. There's nothing to worry about: you can safely proceed to the website.
Provide the details of your first workspace:
You've just successfully installed and configured Buddy GO on your own server. Make sure to check out our guides for inspiration and some good practice that will help you get started.
Good luck in your ventures!
The Buddy Team