I just got the bill for the first month of hosting this blog on Amazon Web Services. The total for the month was $23.60, and includes:
- data transfer charges for all in-bound and out-bound content;
- a full-time use of a LINUX micro-sized Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance (with backup to the Elastic Block Store (EBS));
- use of the Amazon CloudFront content distribution network.
All told, I’m pretty pleased with the costs — particularly as I was considering the amortized cost of buying a new server to replace the one I had been using for the past five years. The itemized bill is included below.