Price of an average webserver on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

It's very difficult to get grip on the estimates price of a "simple" LAMP server. Here are some numbers to help you get an accurate estimate of a LAMP server.

The setup

  • One small Linux (Fedora) instance in Europe.
  • One 30 Gb volume in Europe.
  • Two 1 Gb volumes in Europe.
  • Apache, Mysql on the same machine and PHP.
  • Average daily visitors: 8000.

The price and numbers

  • 730 small instance hours = $ 80.30
  • 32 Gb of provisioned storage = $ 3.84
  • 95 Gb traffic in = $ 9.50
  • 27 Gb traffic out = $ 4.59
  • 5 million IO requests = $ 0.55
  • TOTAL $ 98.78 (Without tax)

So as a conclusion: One average webserver costs around $ 120,- (with tax) per month to run on the EC2. There are cheaper solutions to host your website(s), but Amazon EC2 provides the option to add a machine in a couple of minutes or even automated. This flexibility is not found in many other products.