I've just completed a Blog Project in Django. While looking for hosting solutions, I found that running the project on the Shared Hosting offered by majority of the Hosting Providers wasn't possible. Dedicated Hosting/ VPS would be too expensive for a simple project such as these - A small Blog, a few static websites which probably won't have a lot of traffic etc.
A friend told me about AWS Free Usage Tier today and after checking it out, I had a few questions:
- Does signing up for this give me a complete VPS over which I have complete control?
- Can I monitor/regulate traffic from a browser-based console so that I don't exceed their bandwidth cap (this is highly unlikely but I'd like to be prepared)
- I understand that this probably isn't production grade material and Amazon's offering this so that we can give it a try. Is this correct?
- OS - I found that they offer a special kind of OS called AMI. Does this function like a normal OS with all its features (a little confused because I saw different stacks and I don't have a clue what they are). Are these preconfigured or can we customize the?
Thanks in advance