We would like a cloudformation template setup to release our website stack. The template will work very similar to the Joomla template that AWS has because our site stack includes Joomla.
Our site's back up files will be hosted on our server and the template should download our site's backup zip file and install it as the source of the server. One of the parameters for the cloudformation template should allow us to specify the URL of where to download the zip file.
We will also want to associate an elastic ip address to the EC2 instance.
We also use Sphinx indexer for our site so we will need that included in our stack's template.