So with an Amazon EC2 isntance, I am correct in thinking that when the instance is stopped, then everything that isn't bundled with the AMI is gone forever?
So lets assuming that I am wanting to provide some hosting services, and install a tonne of sites.
Lets take this hypothetical.. as in I want to install a tonne of Drupal sites... how do I actually do this? If I shut down the instance I lose all of my files. The databases aren't an issue. I can use RDS for that, but the actual site files?