Do your instances have to be up all time?EC2 is an Amazon flavor of virtualized server. You pay Amazon money and they will create you a virtual server in their datacenter. Can choose how much CPU, memory, and storage you need and then you pay per hour + a certain amount of bandwidth in and out. You can do just about anything you want with that server, as long as it's legal.
Edit: As an example. I have two tiny servers hosted in a cloud environment that run 24/7/365. I pay $335 every month. Each machine has two vCPUs, 8GB of ram, 2400 iops.
They must run 24/7. Not reserved or burstable that I'm aware of. Very low IOPS and storage requirements. Don't know what enterprise licensing or reserved instance means.Do your instances have to be up all time?
Are those reserved instances?
They’re not burstable right?
2400 iops is magnetic, low use, I’m assuming your data charges aren’t that high.
Are you paying enterprise licensing monthly?
Do you mean stopped?The fees for an instance being on but not doing anything are really low. You only get charged as you start using compute and/or bandwidth.
The cost of the instance is almost nothing though. It’s single digit $ for some EC2’s I run that aren’t moving any traffic or doing much compute.It being idle vs busy will have no bearing on cost. As long as it's in the running state, you're eating the cost of the instance.
I was about to say….there’s a reason to snapshot and terminate instances after they hit known .01 resource use for x amount of time.It being idle vs busy will have no bearing on cost. As long as it's in the running state, you're eating the cost of the instance.
100%, and he should take his logs and negotiate the rate lower than whatever the menu rate for his region, family, size.Yeah dude. You need to sign up for reserved pricing for stuff you know is up all the time.