I've requirement that I want to publish a small web CMS in a CLOUD environment.
Therefore I thought since I've a AWS account and go for it, but my client does not want bear any high cost. So I'm planning to launch his website in a single small (8GB) EC2 - instance without any load balancer or any zone backup facility, but I'll launch a RDS.
My question is: So far from my AWS learning I understand that ELB is playing major role and providing vast benefit to the EC2 instance. However because of the cost reduction, the way I suggested above launching EC2 - instance without ELB will be OK? or do I take some precautions?