AWS naiveté / quick update

September 03, 2016 09:18:22AM

Hello! It's been a short while. I guess I really haven't been good about writing in this thing, but I promise to work on it.

Just a quick technical update. I have this site running on Amazon Web Services, or AWS as it is known. Currently, I'm taking advantage of the free-tier—for your first year, they offer a subset of their services for free. Neat. Their free-tier EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) allows for 750 hours of usage of their t2.micro instances (1 vCPU and 1GB of memory). My dunderheadness assumed it was 750 hours per instance, but, in actuality (and more logically), it's 750 hours total for all instances.

So, with my original thinking, I spun up two instances—one web server and one database server—and went on my merry way. How foolish I felt when I got a bill. Anyway...Lesson learned. Actually, even though I essentially paid for one instance, the rough price for two isn't too bad. We'll cross that bridge when we get to it.

In a quick switch, I moved the database, so now everything is on one machine. Thank you, Ansible!

Quick life update: no news is good news? I will try to think of more things to share with you, my small audience.

thanks.
.mike

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Dear diary...

None shall pass...!