Cloud Amazon EC2. Custom AMI

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In this article we will explain how to create and register your own custom AMI from your own dedicated server or virtual server external to the Amazon EC2 Cloud.

An AMI (Amazon Machine Image) is a preconfigured image of an operating system used to launch instances in Amazon EC2.

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Change user SMTP IMAP / POP of an email account in plesk 10.4

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Plesk is a friendly panel for inexperienced users, but when you want to customize something it gives many problems. One of them is often used older versions of software modified by them, which prevents customers to change things and thus charge them for customization, if they make it, or any type of poblem with software (vendor lock-in).

Changing the SMTP and IMAP user is extremely complex, because you have to modify the MTA software source  and several important configuration files in the system. This has a number of disadvantages. The main one is that any microupdate of plesk will overwrite most customizations we make.

If you want to change the username of an account in Plesk 10.3 or 10.4 you can not :-(. At least, without removing the software Plesk. Plesj has an owner demon that authenticates the username from a sqlite3 database  in a specific way and it is not allowed change the format type ‘email’ ( as username. However, we can skip the demon to make an alias (with the name you want) of a real account. In this way you could authenticate yourself with that alias for both sending and receiving 🙂 If you’re going to put to the task we can give some clues to get to your goal, as there are several ways to do:

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