Roy Tennant writes
> I'd also be interested in getting some real world cost information. I
> installed an app on EC2 that went mostly unused for a couple months but
> meanwhile racked up over $300 in charges. Color me surprised.
I am not impressed by Amazon either. I have an instance given to me
by a sponsor, and there I have been taken aback by the old Debian
kernel version this puts me in.
I rent three root servers with Hetzner.de. That's for large-scale work.
To run a blog, a 3TB disk 16 Gig ram box from Hetzner is overkill.
With Hetzner you have the exchange rate risk but the cost structure
is much simpler.
Thomas Krichel http://openlib.org/home/krichel