Parse emails and insert into a MySQL Database using PHP

I had a problem where I needed to parse emails and insert them into a MySQL database in real time as they are received. This is a relatively easy problem to figure out, but I wanted to outline the steps I took to tackle this in case anyone else wanted simple, step by step instructions on how to solve this problem.

Managing linux EC2 instances (or any remote linux machines)

Its been a while since I posted anything so I thought I would talk about how I've setup my servers using Amazon's EC2 cloud services for easy administration. I have several instances running mostly Ubuntu 10.04.

Some of this stuff may be pretty simple to you depending on your level of expertise but it really simplifies administration for me so I wanted to share.

I put all my keys in a folder in my home directory and then I have a file named config in my ~/.ssh folder that looks something like this: