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EC2 Micro Instance Saved Me $120 A Year

Update: Nathan Peel pointed out that I missed the $0.007 hourly usage in my calculation. I originally said that I saved $180 a year, it’s actually $120. Thanks Nathan for the correction! Please note that what I’m writing here is more applicable to web sites with low traffic and storage requirement. I’ve been a happy Slicehost user for the past 2.5 years. I used Slicehost for hosting this blog and some other web sites.…

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I moved my site hosting to Slicehost about 6 months ago, and I only have praises about their service. What I like the most about Slicehost is the fact that they give a sense of community with their wiki, forum, and chatroom. Gone are the days when I had to wait for at least a day to get a reply to my queries (think Go Daddy). There are so many testimonials about how great Slicehost is, so I’m just going to write my Sliceperiences here… I messed up one of my startup scripts and accidentally locked myself out of Ubuntu.…

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