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Version: v2.0

Deploying Flagsmith on AWS

Overview

We recommend running Flagsmith on AWS using the following AWS services:

  • ECS/Fargate for running the Docker image
  • RDS/Aurora/Postgres for the database
  • Application Load Balancer to distribute traffic

We have Pulumi scripts available for AWS deployments. Please get in touch if these are of interest.

ECS

Unless you have specific requirements, we recommend running the unified Docker image.

It's best to study our docker-compose file in order to set up the base environment variables. Further environment variables are described here.

Run a single ECS service with at least two Fargate instances running for failover. For more info on Fargate sizes, see our scaling page.

If you are using health-checks, make sure to use /health as the health-check endpoint.

RDS/Aurora

We run in production on PostgreSQL version 11; Aurora release 3.x. When starting for the first time, the application will create that database schema automatically. Schema upgrades will also happen seamlessly during application server upgrades.

Application Load Balancer

We direct all traffic through an AWS ALB to the relevant ECS service.