AWS is no longer for me…

…at least for hosting this website.

As a small user of hosting, with a very low and stable resource requirement, the flexibility of service you get from AWS, which you pay for, was just too expensive compared to a traditional type of hosting environment.

So, I’ve opted for some standard linux hosting on uk.GoDaddy.com and saved 80% of my annual costs. A significant drop.

What do we learn from this? A cloud service has its benefits but at the end it has to be cost effective for what you use it for. In my case the sums did not add up. I am still using AWS as a backup for my Dropbox content (belts and braces you might say) but that costs me about $0.09 per month so I think I can afford that.