I launched my site on AWS a few weeks ago. I have a
m3.medium EC2 instance and a
db.m3.medium RDS instance (MySQL database).
I've looked at the monitoring for each and this is the average usage for each:
- RDS 6% CPU Utilization
- EC2 10% CPU Utilization
Clearly my site is hardly consuming any of the available resources.
I want to reduce the instance size without impacting on the quality of my website's responsiveness. However, the only thing that is putting me off is that each of the smaller instances state Network Performance: LOW.
Has anyone else had any experience with the smaller instances?
db.t2 for RDS and
t2.small for EC2?
Is the network performance terrible? Is there another way to reduce costs?