MyBB docker image in ECS

We were tasked with developing a fully functional MyBB forum that is of course highly-scalable, highly-available and as secure as possible.

MyBB docker image in ECS

MyBB docker image in ECS

We were tasked with developing a fully functional MyBB forum that is of course highly-scalable, highly-available and as secure as possible.

Because we enjoy sharing with our community, we made the project open-source and available for review on GitHub.

Since we’re not a fan of reinventing the wheel, we’ve made use of Victor Palo's template to which we fixed the problem that he had of sharing files through the web instances using s3fs and mounting an S3 bucket.

All the info about running the stack or accessing the admin account after stack creation are available on our repo, but we’ll also publish them here for reference:

Run the CloudFormation template

  • Login to the AWS console and browse to the CloudFormation section
  • Select the “aws_config/aws_ecs.yaml” file
  • Before clicking “Update”, make sure that you scroll down and tick the “I acknowledge that AWS CloudFormation might create IAM resources” checkbox
  • ...drink coffee...
  • Go to the URL in the output variable for the live MyBB application

Evaluation access account

  • Username = admin
  • Password = 1234

Resources created

  • ECS cluster
  • AutoScaling Group
  • Application Load Balancer
  • MySQL RDS MultiAZ
  • Elastic File System

Final notes

Need help implementing this?

Feel free to contact us using this form or via email at .

Share this on LinkedIn

More Articles

Our Certifications

AWS DevOps Engineer AWS Solutions Architect AWS SysOps Administrator Google Certified Administrator Microsoft Certified Professional