Installing AWS CLI on Media Temple Grid

Media Temple Grid is a great solution for when you just want simple hosting without any fuss. However, the do not provide a regular backup facility. So a good solution for this 

First fetch the download too. It seems that only this version allows non-root installation.

wget https://bootstrap.pypa.io/3.2/get-pip.py
python get-pip.py --user

Add ~/.local/bin to your ~/.bash_profile PATH

PATH=~/.local/bin:$PATH

Then either restart your shell or run:

source ~/.bash_profile

And you will then have a working aws cli. From there you can do most aws operations including deployments to s3 which are most useful for MediaTemple grid backups.

In a later post I will go over the steps required to create an automated backup solution for MediaTemple Grid.