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Free year of EC2 hosting on AWS

I put together my own co-located server for ChartPT, and I’ve been regretting it more and more each time AWS releases new features and drops prices.  They just announced a new Free tier today.

  • 750 hours of Amazon EC2 Linux Micro Instance usage (613 MB of memory and 32-bit and 64-bit platform support) – enough hours to run continuously each month*
  • 750 hours of an Elastic Load Balancer plus 15 GB data processing*
  • 10 GB of Amazon Elastic Block Storage, plus 1 million I/Os, 1 GB of snapshot storage, 10,000 snapshot Get Requests and 1,000 snapshot Put Requests*
  • 5 GB of Amazon S3 storage, 20,000 Get Requests, and 2,000 Put Requests*
  • 30 GB per of internet data transfer (15 GB of data transfer “in” and 15 GB of data transfer “out” across all services except Amazon CloudFront)*
  • 25 Amazon SimpleDB Machine Hours and 1 GB of Storage**
  • 100,000 Requests of Amazon Simple Queue Service**
  • 100,000 Requests, 100,000 HTTP notifications and 1,000 email notifications for Amazon Simple Notification Service**

I use S3 and CloudFront as an edge cache for StepMania.com.  I’m waiting just a little longer for the transfer costs to drop so that I can move all of the file downloads to S3 (my current S3 bill would be ~$500/mo according to the AWS calculator).