And I have cancelled my AWS account. Biggest sigh of relief. Now I no longer have to worry about the stupid swap partition making me overpay when I go for holidays, nor do I have to live with the fact that the only customer support I’m ever going to have is
Oh, and did I mention that my EBS I/O’s for free tier runs out in less than 1 day? Gosh, I dread to imagine what the costs will become once the free tier is over.
So I’m now fully on Webfaction, 3 instances, and being able to actually deploy HA apps, use sharding, and do backups on databases without affecting the db’s much (Ok, I admit the sharding is overkill, but hey, I learnt something :) ). And a price that’s actually affordable for students.
After moving over, I have to say, when I really do start a startup, I almost certainly won’t use AWS. I’ll probably use Webfaction, and maybe a couple of instances on Linode, which a friend of mine always recommend.
Oh, and did I mention that Webfaction let’s you install apps that require listening to a port too? No more being forced to use only mySQL for everything. It’s actually really awesome. Haha.