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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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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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$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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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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Here are more organized queries against the INFORMATION_SCHEMA Sizes By Storage Engine SELECT IFNULL(B.engine,'Total') "Storage Engine", CONCAT(LPAD(REPLACE(FORMAT(B.DSize/POWER(1024,pw),3),',',''),17,' '),' ', SUBSTR(' KMGTP',pw+1,1),'B') "Data Size", CONCAT(LPAD(REPLACE( FORMAT(B.ISize/POWER(1024,pw),3),',',''),17,' '),' ', SUBSTR(' KMGTP',pw+1,1),'B') ...


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I finally found the easy way to get this information directly from Amazon with a couple of clicks. Log into the RDS management dashboard Click on "DB Instances" Select the instance in which you are interested. Use the "Show Monitoring" button A graph called "Freeable Space" appears showing how large the database is. My database is currently 1.5GB. Click ...


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No, Rackspace doesn't have the equivalent of "stopping" an instance. If you delete the server it's gone, including any local backups. You can, however create an image of the server before you delete it. You can then restore the server later by doing a "Create Server From Image...".


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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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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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The advantage of CloudFront is that it serves your content geographically near to your users. A dedicated server is only in one location, but enables you to do lots of different things. You can't easily compare the two things.


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In my experience, two nameservers are required, and three are sufficient. Four is overkill.


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I'm afraid I couldn't help you with the complications of setting up a Postfix mailserver, however with regards to your questions about the DNS records: The MX record you have created looks fine, provided that you have checked that (a) you have no other MX records with a priority less than 10, and (b) you have definately also got an A record setup for ...


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I guess, the better, more scalable approach is to find out what system your client is using, and educate that network engineer. But if you really need a static IP to serve for Cloudfront content for your really important client, and if a different subdomain is acceptable to you, you could set up a proxy on your side for him. That said, you will lose the ...


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If an attacker is able to put themselves between your origin server and CloudFront edge location - it won't be so difficult for the attacker to capture your HTTP traffic and extract your information. Theoretically, it can be done on the side of your ISP. It is called as a "Man-in-the-middle" attack: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man-in-the-middle_attack If ...


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In the case where you have both www and non-www verions of the site readily available (i.e, you are not using 301 redirects from www to non-www or vice versa), yes, both profiles should be created in Google Webmasters Tools (GWT). However, you should also then specify your preferred domain to GWT, so that Google doesn't treat the www and non-www versions as ...


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From What are the most commonly used and basic Apache htaccess redirects? contributed by bybe: Catch all and redirect non-www to www You should opt to use mod_write for redirecting all requests for non www versions of your site because the $1 varible will catch page names, so example.com/page1/ will automaticly redirect to www.example.com/page1/. ...


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* THREAD TAKEN TO AWS FORUMS * http://forums.aws.amazon.com/thread.jspa?threadID=227061&tstart=0 * THREAD TAKEN TO AWS FORUMS * I had the same problem last week: My amazon server was somehow compromised. I received an abuse report from amazon stating my server was being used in a DDOS attack on a website. When I logged in I found an application ...


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The problem was that although I modified the search.widget.com CNAME to point to drvevtora80lk.cloudfront.net I forgot to add search.widget.com as an alternate name within my CloudFront distribution, added that and it now works.


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I think using it with Lightbox makes chance of download hard. You can read this article: How to create a Video Membership Site with Complete Protection to Your Videos and after the content I found this: Limitting Accessing to Video Content These are for Wordpress but I think you can easily apply for PHP or other web programming language. Note : I ...


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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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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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There is no secret methodology to be determined here, and no need to do what you are trying to do. You should bid what the machines are worth to you, because you will not pay any more than the market demands. Now, I previously believed Amazon would just charge me for the highest price right above the next lowest competitor automatically ... I'm not sure ...


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show table status from mydatabsename; where mydatabasename is your database name. This shows you the metrics Data_length and Index_length per table and other metrics. You would have to total these columns and remember that they are in bytes so you would have to divide by 1024 to get kb and then by 1024 again to get megs and then by 1024 again to get gigs. ...


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This fellow says here that there is no penalty on Google SEO just for sharing an IP with another site.


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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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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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you should use Amazon IAM service http://aws.amazon.com/iam it will allow you to create subaccounts for your students and they will be able to publish they website the same way as you publish with your main account


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No - you can get VPS solutions as well as Shared Hosting (as mentioned in other answers) for much cheaper than Amazon offers. The drawback is that you usually have to purchase these services on a month by month basis in comparison to amazons minute to minute rate.


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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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"Need" is hard to define. Hopefully Amazon will never lose your data, but of course they can't guarantee that. What you could do is back up to a different AWS region so that your backup is on a different continent to your live system.



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