Re: Site backup in the "cloud"?

Giganews Newsgroups
Subject: Re: Site backup in the "cloud"?
Posted by:  idle (id…@mycomputer.com)
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010

On Wed, 27 Oct 2010 19:25:45 -0500, Ignoramus15569 wrote in
alt.os.linux.ubuntu,alt.www.webmaster:

> I have a certain kids website that has appx. 110,000 pageviews per day
> and it has become a quite valuable source of income and pride for me and
> whatnot.
>
> It currently runs happily on one server, that I own. If the server
> dies, I could run it at home, but there is not enough bandwidth.
>
> I am thinking about backup solutions. One way to go is to buy an
> expensive server (read $3-5k), host it at the ISP (read $120+ in power
> and rack charges), etc.
>
> Another option is to rent a cloud server at Amazon or wherever, set it
> up and essentially mothball it, maybe wake up once a week for system
> updates, etc. If I never need it, I will pay nominal charges. If I do
> need it, I would just activate it.
>
> Has anyone considered doing that sort of thing -- having backup in the
> cloud -- and what are your experiences?
>
> i

http://aws.amazon.com/free/?tag=gmgamzn-20
Try it free for a year ;)

--
idle
Die IE6
http://mrdoob.com/lab/javascript/effects/ie6/

Replies

None

In response to

Site backup in the "cloud"? posted by Ignoramus15569 on Wed, 27 Oct 2010