How do you access the RDS instance on Amazon and install an application on it?

hi guys

How does one install an application or log onto an RDS instance in the cloud in order to install applications?

For example, I've been asked to install something like sphinxsearch.com to sit alongside the mysql database.


thanks for your help
yashy
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Then you would need a virtual machine (EC2) and not just the database (RDS)
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Shalom CarmelCTOCommented:
you dont access the rds instance, except the database via the mysql odbc/jdbc port.

To use something like sphinxsearch.com to sit alongside the mysql database you either need an additional EC2 server, or if you want to be frugal not to use RDS at all.
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YashyAuthor Commented:
Aha, okay. So i can create another EC2 instance for that. Thank you for that.

But then, i'm having issues loggint on/connecting to this RDS instance. I keep seeing that I have to create a 'DB Security Group' in order for the RDS instance to accept incoming connections.

However, I'm only seeing a 'VPC Security Group'. How can I create a 'DB security group'? I don't see it in my list on the left hand side (i've attached photo).
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YashyAuthor Commented:
I'll recreate a new post for that. Thanks for your help
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