And what? They are were too stupid to put all eggs in one basket. You need to do wallet backup whatever hosting you would not have used.
Amazon is very stable comparing to other providers.
what about the 15 gb bandwidth cap? is that enough?
I'll think it will be enough.
I have one running for tests for more than 4 months. Never exceeded the i/o limit (or any other).
Hm, interesting, how you made this? Can I see your bitcoin.conf file?
Аccording to my Amazon day stats, bincoind daemon used:
~300,000 i/o (Month free limit 2,000,000 iops, overhead will costs 0,10$ per 1,000,000)
0.03 GB bytes in (Month free limit 15Gb)
0.041 GB bytes out (Month free limit 15Gb)
CPU 24 Hrs (Month free limit 720 Hrs)
As you see it will be only io limit exceeding aprox. 4КК iops, that will costs only 40 cents per month.
So you can host your bitcoind for 5$ per first year.
Next years you will pay (per year):
Light Micro Instance $23
2.5 Gb month bandwidth (1Gb Free + 1.5 Payed) - $0.12*1.5*12=2$;
10Gb EBS storage $0.10*10Gb*12Month=12$
So 1 year bitcoind hosting on Amazon wil costs 23+2+12+11=48$, it's about 4$ per month. It's cheap enought!
Btw, the limits has changed:
AWS Free Usage Tier (Per Month):
750 hours of Amazon EC2 Linux Micro Instance usage (613 MB of memory and 32-bit and 64-bit platform support) – enough hours to run continuously each month*
750 hours of Amazon EC2 Microsoft Windows Server Micro Instance usage (613 MB of memory and 32-bit and 64-bit platform support) – enough hours to run continuously each month*
750 hours of an Elastic Load Balancer plus 15 GB data processing*
30 GB of Amazon Elastic Block Storage, plus 2 million I/Os and 1 GB of snapshot storage*
5 GB of Amazon S3 standard storage, 20,000 Get Requests, and 2,000 Put Requests*
15 GB of bandwidth out aggregated across all AWS services*
25 Amazon SimpleDB Machine Hours and 1 GB of Storage**
100,000 Requests of Amazon Simple Queue Service**
100,000 Requests, 100,000 HTTP notifications and 1,000 email notifications for Amazon Simple Notification Service**
10 Amazon Cloudwatch metrics, 10 alarms, and 1,000,000 API requests**
In addition to these services, the AWS Management Console is available at no charge to help you build and manage your application on AWS.
Now you can host windows first year for free! So you can host your bitcon client there (with local wallet.dat backup), for urgent remote payments.