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AWS Pricing Tool
Hi guys! I'm looking for a tool to estimate AWS price. Currently, I use AWS Pricing Calculator, but I feel this seem to be stupid. I can't save my estimate when a problem with my laptop, my estimate will be lost. Moreover, when I export the estimate to csv file, the detail configuration sometimes makes me confuse with lots of information, but it doesn't contain what I need, and I have to reformat them. Therefore, I want to find another tool to estimate AWS price instead of using AWS Pricing Calculator. If you know any tool, please recommend to me. Thanks!
Which Opensearch instance type to choose for a new webapplication with little data?
Amazon recommends running an opensearch domain that contains 3 regular nodes and 3 master nodes distributed accross 3 AZ zones. The lowest instance type that is still suitable for a production environment is the `t3 medium.search` instance type. I've run this setup for about 1.5 days, using `t3 small.search` instead of `medium`. When i looked at the bill afterwards i could see that running such an instance for merely 1.5 days already costs 9 dollars. That's way too expensive for me. According to the [amazon cost calculator](https://calculator.aws/#/addService/OpenSearchService) the monthly cost for this setup would have been well over 350 dollars. My web application will use the open search server only for serving autocomplete suggestions and finding documents whose coordinates reside within a certain geographical area. When the webapplicatoin is launched the open search server will start out with only 5 indexes containing only a small number of documents, no more then 200 mb in total. Of these only one index is used to preform geospatial queries on. I don't think i need a t3 medium instance for this. So my question is: With what kind of open search instance can i start out with? The setup needs to be economical because it will take a while before my web application starts making money. I was thinking about setting up a `t2 micro.search` domain service with 2 micro master instances and 2 micro worker instances. That would cost me about 50 dollars a month in total. Could this be a good setup to start with? If so then i would like to know how i can setup a domain that uses `t2 micro.search` instances. When i go to the domain creation page in my aws console i'm not able to select `t2 micro.search` from the instance type list. The smallest i can select is `t3 small.search` but thats already too expensive for me because i want to run nodes in atleast two availability zones. I could opt for running only one `t3 small.search` master node and one worker node, which would cost 50 dollars a month as well, but then the domain service is no longer highly available. If the availability zone it sits in crashes then i can't serve autocomplete suggestions anymore, nor can i return documents based on their coordinates. I'd love to hear your opinions on this. Thank you
Does Route53 Health checks Charge hourly also?
I have a doubt to regarding route53 aws health check pricing for non aws endpoint charge which is $0.75/Month but what if i use it for hourly. Will it charge hourly also ? or Does it charged basis on hours also? Suppose i have used it for 1 day only then deleted the health check. How AWS will calculate the price for this?
AWS EC2 Cost Reduction - Instance scheduler vs other method for 20 minute daily workload
I am running a t3.xlarge EC2 instance for daily Veeam backup for MS365. The job only runs for about 20 minutes per day. I am looking for the best / most straightforward method to reduce costs of this instance. I started looking into using instance scheduler to start and stop the instance based on a schedule, and also looked into different instance options that may "bank" compute resources? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Wordpress in Docker container on Fargate
Hi all, A newbie here. I want to run a small personal Wordpress blog (more like a CV/portfolio page with little content) on AWS. I am interested in learning how Fargate/containers work, that's why I set myself a challenge to run this blog as a container rather than on EC2. I have configured Docker desktop and successfully run the WP container (based on WP and mySQL images) locally. Now my idea is that I need to deploy this container to AWS (Next steps to register a domain via Route 53, etc, but I am not concerned about it now). Questions: 1. I googled first, but most of the proposed solutions for running a Wordpress site in a container on AWS mention also using EC2/RDS/S3. Why? My understanding is that if I run both WP + MySQL in a container, I shouldn't need any other AWS services. --- 2. What would be the costs for running a simple container like that? In the Pricing Calculator one of the parameters is the length of the task, and I'm somewhat confused here. My idea is that I just start the container once and it keeps running till it fails for some reason, and then it just gets restarted. Thank you! Regards E
Bug: Boto3 Pricing client get_products API is returning funky results
Our service is using this API to get database instance information. Today we started seeing it returning something like "usagetype":"APN1-CPUCredits:db.t3" which is clearly mixed up of multiple fields. Also we found there is no longer a region in the result, and there is only one DB engine associated with each instance type.
Suggestion related to pricing tables
Aws could add a new column in all Princing tables to contain 30 day price? instead of only hourly prices. I know that there are months with 28,29 and 31 days... But 30 days gives a good average and is easier to compare different instances, instead of opening an excel, copying name and hourly price and multiplying every thing by 720
Do aws free-tier t3.micro servers have a max?
Does aws free-tier t3.micro servers have a max? Just created a Jenkins controller and a worker agent node, wondering how many agents I can add to the #DevOps ecosystem. I also plan to deploy a Nexus repository and a prometheus/Grafana monitoring server on yet other t3.micro servers. Will I incur a bill?
AWS Free Tier: Pricing Estimate if non-free
Hi, I have been building a product using AWS free tier. To understand its economic viability, I wanted to get an estimate what charges would I incur basis my current usage if I was not under free tier. There is a separate pricing calculator which provides an estimate but what I need is some way to get monthly non-free tier charge estimate based on my current free-tier usage. Is there a simple way to get this data? Thanks, Dbeings