15 Dec 2014
EC2 instances come in many specialized configurations, but the cheapest ones can easily cover lots of common server roles. Should you just buy the cheapest one?
9 May 2014
Serving content through a CDN is often regarded as a costly operation, which requires heavy traffic to justify. Nowadays it's cheap, and benefits micro instances too.
5 May 2014
Amazon Web Services has plenty of options for large scale deployments, but getting things running well at a minimal cost is an entertaining puzzle. Here's what I found while setting up a web server on an EC2 micro instance, using Nginx, PHP and MySQL server.