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Hey guys, I have a webhost, and an EC2 server (to run a game server on). The problem is that I want to access/modify the EC2's files with php admin programs. I looked into a lot of options to just have the webhost communicate with the EC2 server (ssh, etc), but none of them panned out.
My question is if I were to install a lightweight webserver (think lighttpd) on my EC2 server, how badly would it hurt the game server's performance? I was leaning away from this solution, even though the webserver (on the EC2 server) wouldn't get many hits (less than a 100 a day).

Thanks for your thoughts, Max

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EC2 will add up at $0.10/hour == $72/mo. Consider Linode, or perhaps a cheap dedicated server. – Paul Mar 12 '11 at 9:23
There are multiple instances on Amazon EC2. I'm getting away with ~$10 a month. – Mark Mar 12 '11 at 18:29
@user33903 Yeah, EC2 is pretty expensive, but atm I can't find something as flexible. – Ben Mar 13 '11 at 1:53
Have you reserved your instance? – Mark Mar 13 '11 at 6:54
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Unless the webserver runs heavy duty stuff I doubt it'll have any impact at all.
Idle webservers use very little resources (my, mostly idle, nginx tags in at about 3mb total RAM).

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Exactly what I was hoping to here, bonus question, which server do you use? (Apache, etc) – Ben Mar 12 '11 at 8:23
Nginx together with PHP-FPM running on an Ubuntu 10.10 (Micro instance) – Mark Mar 12 '11 at 8:29

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