I currently run a couple of very small sites on a Webfaction VPS. It is not very powerful, but for as low as $100 / year I can run a couple of blogs and do all my experimentations on a server and the support is excellent.
I'm interested in Amazon Ec2 because if some of my pet projects happen to gain a bit of popularity (or, simply, it requires more power) it seems it can scale well and because some application would need a 64bit server that Webfaction does not provide.
I'm trying to calculate the the cheapest solution for the smallest server serving continuously 24/7 for the whole year (that's what Webfaction does with my blogs) giving me a fixed address with third level domains to connect to.
As far as I've read it is:
- A Micro Reserved Instance: one-off $54 + $0.007 / hour = $115
- Elastic IP address: always in use = free
- Elastic Block Store: $0.10 month/GB (I need 10 GB/month storage + 10 GB/month transfer): $24
- Data Transfer: $0.10 month/GB: $12
Total: $150 / year more or less
Is this correct? Can anyone with a bit of experience in using Amazon Services confirm this rough calculation or point me to what is missing / wrong? Thanks in advance