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We received a tip about server hosting through Techsoup, that offers discounted solutions from Amazon and Microsoft. Make a comparison between these and our current solution at Bahnhof.

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Sebastian_Berlin-WMSE set the point value for this task to 2.
Sebastian_Berlin-WMSE changed the point value for this task from 2 to 0.

I tried to put together a comparison using wikimedia.se as a template. Not sure if I missed something or why Amazon is so much cheaper than Microsoft.

Bahnhof

1 CPU
13 GB HDD
1 GB RAM
Backups, 30 GB
Bandwidth, sent: 41,96 GB (2019-01)

Amazon

https://www.techsoup.se/amazon-web-services

  • $2000 worth of credits per fiscal year
  • Credits can be used to pay for on-demand cloud service and "some support fees"
  • There's a free tier which we should be able to use before signing up for non-profit

Pricing

https://aws.amazon.com/ec2/pricing/on-demand/
t3.micro

Microsoft

$3500 / year in credits

Pricing

B1S

  • CPU: 1
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Price: $0.011/h = $7.92/month
  • HDD: 32 GB, $1.536/month
  • "Biling Option": $8.25/month (1 virtual machine * 730 h) [not sure what this actually is]
  • "Storage transactions": 100000 * $0.0005 = $50 [also not sure what this is]
  • Backups: $5.73/month (30 GB)
  • Total: $65.51/month
Sebastian_Berlin-WMSE removed the point value for this task.Mar 29 2019, 10:49 AM
Jopparn triaged this task as High priority.Jul 15 2019, 11:18 PM
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@Sebastian_Berlin-WMSE Could we already now reduce the specs for the Bahnhof machine which used to host our Website? As a stop-gap measure.

We can reduce the RAM to minimum (256 MB) which would save about 60:-/30 days. Apart from that I don't think there is much we can save on: it only has one CPU and about 400 MB of disk space left.

Is the "databas" server only used by the site? If so we could do the same for that, saving double.