New on the Zend Developer Zone today Wil Sinclair has this new article looking at the Zend Server Community Edition and getting it set up on the EC2 service from Amazon via a special image they've already created.
The barrier to entry for EC2 is relatively low, but there are a few new concepts to get under your belt. The first- and possibly most important- decision you'll face is what AMI to use. Zend has just made this decision a lot easier. We've prepared an AMI with a fully optimized, feature-complete installation of Zend Server CE.
The rest of the tutorial walks you through the process of getting the EC2 account up and running, a quick look at the AWS Management Console and how to get the Zend CE image out to the instance and up and running (responding to requests on port 18001).