In search of a favorable root server for developing and running of my websites I'm about Amazon EC2 stumbled and wants to compute the following, whether the operation worthwhile financially in comparison to a normal root server.
The Amazon EC2 pricing table one finds here.
You are still cheaper Reserved instances, where is given for a period (1 or 3 Years) rent an instance at a fixed price.
So to bezhalt z.B. for a Linux Nano instance based in Frankfurt annually only 40$ or for 3 Year 79$. Unbeatable cheap.
It's now cheap, but Amazon is really expensive, When it comes to large systems with much traffic, It's cheaper to operate a data center.
Attention: EC2 Micro Instance ist one year free for new customers.
Amazon credited unlike normal root servers from vendors in hours, because it is an elastic cloud service. It should be in the account kept in mind, EC2 to scale the huge advantage simply, by including switching new instances if needed.
A sample calculation for a development server located EC2 Europe (Ireland):
Price variations for a Micro Instance, the particularly low, but not particularly efficient with 613 MB RAM, but perfectly adequate for the operation of smaller websites and as a development server:
1. On-Demand Instances: 0,020$ per hour
2. Reserved Instances with low utilization: 0,015$ per hour + $23*
3. Reserved Instances with medium workload: 0,01$ per hour + $54*
4. Reserved Instances with high utilization: 0,008$ per hour + $62*