I am studying web dvp, and one of my classes is project-based. We have to build a functional site that demonstrate our understanding of:
- And potentially Ajax or some other web component.
For the project, we can use a local server using WampServer and basically build the site entirely on our laptop. However I would like to create a real site, and I thought it would be a good way to familiarize myself with Amazon's AWS services. So if I purchase a domain name, can I rely on AWS to host the site from A-t-Z? I understand I can use AWS to host content, the database, and do the background computations, if needed. What are the parts that AWS cannot help me with?
Second, is there good documentation for a beginner to navigate AWS and learn how to use it (either on Amazon, or some 3rd party sites, or even a good book, as long as is up to date). The ideal documentation would be a tutorial on creating a web site from a-to-z on AWS, as detailed as possible.
As you can guess, I have limited understanding of the IT issues. I hope you can help me.
PS: Please keep the answers AWS-specific. At this point, I am only interested in alternative services to the extent that they plug a hole in Amazon's offering.