|Subject:||Re: Amazon EC2 instance?
|Date:||14 Sep 2017 12:28:48 -0400
|From:||"Jim Moseley" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 (homelinux.org) 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
I hope others can find this useful.