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Subject:Re: Amazon EC2 instance?
Date:14 Sep 2017 12:28:48 -0400
From:"Jim Moseley" <>

OK, update time.  I created an Amazon EC2 instance, using the 't2.micro' setup,
with a 30gb hard drive.  We use a dynamic DNS forwarder ( to
redirect our URL to this instance's static IP.

I installed Pdox 9 Runtime & the CWS OCX, and our server app (which keeps
track of which clients have updated to which version, and which are/are not
on support).  The server app is up constantly, since clients could call in
at any time.

After 1 month, this has not incurred any charges!  So, I basically get to
use the EC2 instance for free.  This was previously hosted on a stand-alone
computer, at my tech's house.  They constantly had to deal with connection
issues, up-time, etc.  With EC2, that all goes away.  I'm mad we didn't do
this years ago.

Note that I rarely login to the RDP session - it just runs unattended on
Amazon's site.

I hope others can find this useful.

Jim Moseley

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