I've spent a lot of time seeking the ideal provider for my business sites. The offerings all have the same confusing jargon, similar features and prices.
I'm into my 3rd year using Amazon and think setting up a web server there
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A great analogy I once heard was that it's like wanting to compete in sport. If you want to get into racing bicycles, do you first learn to build the bike or is it better to buy one and start training.
How much does the website cost?
The first month as a new user on AWS free tier it should cost you less than 5$, after that you can expect to pay 9$ per month.
Why not use AWS lightsail or the marketplace SAAS?
Yes, you would be faster, BUT, my guide starts by teaching you how to setup the VPS, manage security and configure the server.
Scripted automated setups might work at the beginning and break sometime later. You should know what steps these are doing. It's not difficult to learn, and I would recommend becoming familiar unless you want to pay hundreds or thousands to a developer for a 20-minute job.
For me, it all started when I tried out Amazon web services and realised the potential this kind of platform could provide.
They have taken away the entry barrier to world-class infrastructure.
This service allows you to adapt architecture to your business needs. You can even make money by renting the additional space you have.
You can find step by step instructions and screenshots in my blog "Setting up an Amazon AWS VPC".
First we decide which region to choose.
I help you understand CIDR IP block ranges.
We configure the subnets, router table and internet gateway.
You'll be ready to launch an EC2 web server.
Having this setup early will save you from having to pay money for services you might not be using.
This will take you a couple of minutes to setup.
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