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Cost of hosting development on Amazon EC2

I’ve noticed there were some searches coming through with people asking how much it costs to host servers on Amazon’s EC2. Without going into detail, last month I ran 3 Linux instances (m1.small) with no EBS and minor S3 usage, which cost me about $200 a month.

Compared to my previous hosting company – hostmonster.com – Amazon is way more expensive. However, I now find that taking care of my server administration needs is much easier and (gasp!) fun.

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  1. Romer!can
    November 25, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Thank you. That’s exactly the sort of baseline / rough guesstimate I was looking for. Seems everyone’s afraid to throw out a number just because my needs may be slightly difference, whereas your post lets me know I could have a server up-and-running for not-terribly-far-from $200 a month. Good enough for my gut check needs.

  2. March 4, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    I agree with Romer!can. Very helpful.

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