Cheapest EC2 instances: How they compare

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?

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Adventures with EC2 micro instances: Content Delivery Network

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.

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Adventures with EC2 micro instances: Nginx, PHP and MySQL

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.

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