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Anyone use AWS (Amazon Web Services)?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by schleprock, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. schleprock

    schleprock Regular Member

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    I have been thinking about trying it instead of a CDN because I assume they will have servers all over the world.
    But.
    I cannot figure out how much it costs or much of anything else. I did not understand how their pricing worked at all.
    I don't want to move a site to a place where I don't know what services are offered and at what price.

    Anybody know of a site where AWS is "dumbed down" enough for me to understand?
    Or is anyone willing to give me a personal opinion on AWS?

    My page speeds are about 0.9 to 1.5 seconds in the United States but that time doubles, triples, and gets even worse in other English speaking areas of the world.

    (also, can someone tell me of a good service (or plugin or whatever) to translate English into Spanish)
     
  2. ThefrostIntel

    ThefrostIntel BANNED BANNED

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    EC2 is free for a year, though limited only to certain usage but it could cover 1 site.
     
  3. Enigma32

    Enigma32 Regular Member

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    AWS is billed by the minute. The purpose for this is for people using "elastic", which has the ability to fire up multiple instances if your site were suddenly getting a surge of traffic. Say you were featured on oprah and very suddenly need 6 servers to handle the traffic, but it dies down within 3 hours. You'd only get billed for 3 hours for those extra instances. That's what AWS is for. To figure out the monthly cost for the instance just multiply it by 43200 (60 minutes * 24 hours * 30 days)

    In this case, you probably do just want a CDN.
     
  4. ocL:\Rob

    ocL:\Rob Newbie

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    Do not recommend AWS free tier whatsoever. Don't even recommend AWS unless you have a nice business credit line and that credit card is attached. I incurred $77 in usage IOPS in their free tier just by having the server and not even utilizing it.

    They do have a nice amount of locations though.

    How about digitalocean? Plenty of coupons out there.
     
  5. MisterF

    MisterF Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    There's a seller on here does cheap AWS codes.
     
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  6. Enigma32

    Enigma32 Regular Member

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    You probably configured it wrong. When launching your instance it will ask if you want secondary instance in another zone, etc. They don't make it clear that only the one instance is free and that secondary gets billed.

    Regardless, AWS is indeed not something to just dive into without learning. Its meant for IT guys or companies with IT teams that want to build a highly scalable app or SaaS. There are lots of companies who put their site on a regular web host or dedicated server, but the actual app on AWS.
     
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    rivered Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    With the use of the free tier and buying a coupon code you can have really cheap hosting for well over a year. You will be limited to only one instance though.
     
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    cnick79 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You want S3 and cloudflare. You could go with Route53 for domain management and cloudfront for CDN, but for most people and sites, S3 with cloudflare is enough.
     
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    staypositive Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    just get a shared hosting buddy
    attaching a credit card line to a darkhole is not sumthing i recommend
     
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    Wizi Marketing Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    worked on AWS and i am not fond of it.
     
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    deal with it Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Thanks man.

    Afaik, AWS is fucking awesome for VPS needs, i don't know about other stuffs as i have not used much.
     
  12. theorjinale

    theorjinale Newbie

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    hello, i need amazon aws account, instances limit min 20, ( I will use m4 2large) pls: [email protected]