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We are evaluating hosting our application on Amazon EC2 service. While I am confident that a Small instance (1.7GB RAM) will be sufficient for our web server (at this point), I am not sure about requirements for the MySQL server:

  • Would it make sense to put the MySQL server on the same image as our main server? (to save costs)

  • I suppose The database will be constantly updated and queried from multiple sources other than the web server, up to 100,000 queries a day / 5000 updates a day. If deploying via RDS, should the database be deployed on an image that has more resources than a "small" instance?

  • Would it ever make sense to host a MySQL database on EC2 but not via RDS?

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merged by sysadmin1138 Apr 2 '11 at 21:24

this question was merged with Hosting a MySQL server on Amazon Web Services because it is an exact duplicate of that question.

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