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Re: Thursday Server
« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2018, 08:20:14 AM »
Free AWS server runs out this Saturday, and I have used up all my current emails.
This means its going to start costing, I have no idea how much yet as I cannot figure out how, so if anyone can figure out how much an EC2 Micro server will cost a month that would be very helpful :)

A t2.micro server's rough costs all up are around $15 iirc.  And then each tier is double as you go up.  Bit less, as usually the biggest cost is the cpu power,  then the storage (the drive attached) is a magnitude less, then traffic & S3 storage is yet another magnitude less (i.e. negligible)

Here's a calculator: http://calculator.s3.amazonaws.com/index.html - don't forget to change the region to "asia-pacific (sydney)"!

Note that at this micro level, the storage (drive) is still a significant cost.   Also note that storage *speed* is dependent on storage *size* funnily enough. 
Although in the t2 range everything is burstable - including i/o - these bursts can only be fairly short at micro level (a minute or two I reckon).

You can also buy reserved instances.  That means you pay someting up front and pay less (or nothing) ongoing.   Depending on utilisation this can be much cheaper - 20%-50%.   To get the cheapest you need to buy an all-upfront 3-year instance.
But even a 1-year all up front saves a bit: instead of $10.69/mo it's $80 one-off (USD) for the cpu power.

But you change the instance type to t2.small, and you start losing money, so this is only a good option if you're sure this is what you'll need for all year.

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Re: Thursday Server
« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2018, 09:35:36 AM »
Thanks Bird, what we have been using for the last year has been perfect. If we can get the same for a 3 year deal that would be good . PM me your bank details  so I can send you some money please Phil, once you can decide which way to jump.
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« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2018, 11:11:30 AM »
Thanks,  that's pretty cheap, will I just go monthly or get a 1 year one,  3 years seems a long time
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Re: Thursday Server
« Reply #33 on: March 30, 2018, 11:15:22 AM »
Thanks,  that's pretty cheap, will I just go monthly or get a 1 year one,  3 years seems a long time
You think it might not be good enough for ACC? ;) :P

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Re: Thursday Server
« Reply #34 on: March 30, 2018, 12:41:44 PM »
I wont be playing ACC :)
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Re: Thursday Server
« Reply #35 on: March 30, 2018, 02:53:15 PM »
Thanks,  that's pretty cheap, will I just go monthly or get a 1 year one,  3 years seems a long time
1 year should be enough if you think the prices are good, a lot can happen in a year. I do not think I will be playing ACC either, content does nothing for me.
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Re: Thursday Server
« Reply #36 on: March 30, 2018, 03:47:28 PM »
I cannot figure out how to pay for the server I have for 12 months :(  so I will just leave it monthly I guess
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Re: Thursday Server
« Reply #37 on: March 30, 2018, 03:55:58 PM »
Thanks Bird, what we have been using for the last year has been perfect. If we can get the same for a 3 year deal that would be good . PM me your bank details  so I can send you some money please Phil, once you can decide which way to jump.

Thanks, I just want to leave as is because it all works fine and has stracker all setup and everything and is already a micro server, just cannot figure out how to pay for it lol  ;D

But maybe I cannot do that until it runs out at midnight ? if at all
« Last Edit: March 30, 2018, 04:24:34 PM by Phil.8 »
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Re: Thursday Server
« Reply #38 on: March 30, 2018, 07:32:45 PM »
I cannot figure out how to pay for the server I have for 12 months :(  so I will just leave it monthly I guess

You can purchase a "reserved instance" in the ec2 console (4th item on the left in the "instances" section) - then it'll automatically apply to any matching server.  This way if you need/want to start a new one and shut the old one down, it still applies. 

You just need to make sure you buy the correct instance in the correct zone, that's all.

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Re: Thursday Server
« Reply #39 on: March 30, 2018, 08:30:44 PM »
Thanks Bird :)   what is difference between convertible and standard ?
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Re: Thursday Server
« Reply #40 on: March 30, 2018, 08:37:40 PM »
This , partial payment even though it says all upfront  :-\
« Last Edit: March 30, 2018, 08:39:44 PM by Phil.8 »
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Re: Thursday Server
« Reply #41 on: March 30, 2018, 08:38:26 PM »
or this is my options, does that all look correct for full or partial payment ?
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Re: Thursday Server
« Reply #42 on: March 31, 2018, 09:36:14 AM »
Thanks Bird :)   what is difference between convertible and standard ?
Convertible is as it says; you can change the reserved instance to something - stronger or equal - later.   But you're saving less.   It's the "I'm unsure exactly what but I'll certainly need something" option :)
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"...With Convertible RIs, customers now have the option at any time to change the instance family, OS, or tenancy associated with their RI.  Via the EC2 Console or APIs, customers simply indicate what change they want to make, and the change is made as long as the exchange is for an equal or greater spend on the new Convertible RIs. "
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https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/ri-convertible-exchange.html



That second screen looks like it - the hourly is zero on them.
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Re: Thursday Server
« Reply #43 on: March 31, 2018, 12:47:31 PM »
Thanks for all the help Bird :D
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Re: Thursday Server
« Reply #44 on: March 31, 2018, 02:01:33 PM »
No worries.