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Setting Up Connection Pooling With Elastic Beanstalk

Amazon's Elastic Beanstalk is a service which automatically scales your application when needed. It uses Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances as deployable containers which when your app requires more resources more containers will be deployed. This removes the need to manually configure your EC2 instance whenever you need more connections or resources and attempts to add simplicity to the maintenance aspect of your application. So, when you get more users of your app, your app will scale accordingly.

    Unfortunately, along with the ability to scale automatically, comes less control and configuration. Things you would normally have the ability to configure to your liking, such as your server, you no longer can. Amazon attempts to address this issue with configuration files. You can provide configuration files which can set up your server. These files are either written in JSON or the horrible format YAML. Though these files provide some level of control, you ca…