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Here's a site that compares a few cloud hosts, although I'm not sure how up-to-date it is: http://www.mrkirkland.com/cloud-computing-price-comparison/ I also compared aws pricing to google app engine, and it seems that yes, aws is the cheapest. However, you should also read about the quality of aws hosting before you use it, as I have heard of many issues ...


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$10 -- You can't run a website on AWS at this price. The minimal server they offer is a "Micro" instance at $0.02 per hour which is $14.40 per month. Even at slightly over budget you wouldn't want to use a micro instance for a website because the machine is severely limited. It is meant for testing only. As the CPU quota is used up, it may become ...


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Amazon IAM ( http://aws.amazon.com/iam/ ) service gives you the ability to create accounts for students with separate password/credentials and with access to only specified AWS resources. You can create one account for all students there, or create a group called "Students" and assign all your students to that group. After doing that you need to specify an ...


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AWS is Amazon Web Services. It's the umbrella term that covers a range of (separately priced) web services from Amazon. The best known services are S3 Simple Storage Service, Amazon's "cloud file system" if you like. EC2 Elastic Compute Cloud, their scalable web server service for running your own web apps. SimpleDB, a scalable and simple (non-relational) ...


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There is also a site which calculates cloud hosting prices from various providers - www.cloudorado.com. You can just check how much would cost a server you need from various providers. Amazon is often not the cheapest unless micro instance is used. Update: Here is also an article which tries to answer exactly the same question.


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I wouldn't call this a simple question! The answers to your many questions certainly aren't simple. Load sharing and replication between databases (the two are different) is a complex subject and probably couldn't be answered in a few paragraphs. However, let's see I can shed some light. Yes, multiple instances in setup 1 will work for mainly static ...


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Sorry but no, you can't. WordPress is entirely scripted in PHP. If you host a copy of a WordPress installation on a S3 bucket you will be lacking the PHP interpreter and the mySQL engine. The whole deal with EC2 is having a virtual machine so you can run services like a mysql server or a php instance. Anyway, with some elbow grease you could host a static ...


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If your campaigns are merely controversial you should be fine as it would be exceedingly hard to determine the owner of a S3 account merely from the URL (assuming, of course, you don't do something completely moronic like use your full name for the bucket). You may also want to make sure that neither your username/email address associated with the account ...


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It's always best to serve as much content in the same zone that way the hops between servers is much greater. If host both the RDS and EC2 in the same zone/region then the traffic is internal and therefor SUPERFAST. If you host RDS in one Region and EC2 in another then they are having to talk to one another from a much larger distance therefor the response ...


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It is possible that some sites that link to you may run regular checks on their outbound links to make sure that they still work; if you block them there is a chance their script will see your link as dead and remove it, hurting your SEO. It is also possible that smaller search engines may use 'the cloud' to gather data, and blocking them would hurt your ...


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I have also found myself in this position and wanted to give you my feedback: I've spent hours researching and refining my ip tables to get the best of both worlds, but in reality it's not possible to have any real accuracy and I have decided to take the scraping hit but allow full access to AWS. Like you have stated, AWS is a very popular platform for ...


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At the time this question was asked, this was not something RDS supported. Subsequently, though, AWS announced point-and-click copy of Amazon RDS DB Snapshots across AWS Regions. To launch an instance from a snapshot in a different region, you have to first copy the snapshot from the region where it was created and stored, into the target region. In the ...


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You could simply buy an unlimited space hosting account and run nightly backups to there with a scripted ftp client that pulls the backup down to your company's network each night - this is what I do, as it cheap and provides some redundancy against internal and external network/disk failure.


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AWS gives you a virtual server all to yourself. If you just want to host pictures and videos then look for "shared hosting". You'll need to estimate your expected bandwidth and disk usage as many put limits, but often they allow you to buy extra. You can find hosting with "unlimited" bandwidth and disk usage, but there may be a limit on the number of files ...



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