Ok. So this is my plan. I'll have a micro instance run a batch file to start the server at 6AM and stop the server at 10PM. The micro instance will be on all the time so I could leverage the webserver on that machine. I would like to inform the user that the service requested isn't available outside of those times.
Can't find the answer to this because most servers don't turn off/on daily.
How I set up the script to run on the micro server http://blogs.esri.com/Dev/blogs/arcgisserver/archive/2010/10/20/Introduction-to-scripting-with-Amazon-EC2.aspx
Thanks for your help in advance.