After getting S3 setup, I am very happy with it. Pay as you go service couldn’t get better than this. It has some interesting “features” though, which are kind of weird. I wanted to setup a static html index at the base of my S3 storage, but it doesn’t let you do that. If you type in http://s3.cheesejaguar.com, then you get an access denied page. However, if you type in http://s3.cheesejaguar.com/index.html then you go to the static page I wanted. Small fun things like that, but I guess it’s aimed to prevent you from hosting dynamic HTML/PHP/CGI pages on S3, instead of using their Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2). If I had more money, I’d definitely be playing around with EC2, but as it is it’s currently $70 a month for pay as you go.
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Well, sort of. At least all static multimedia such as images, audio and video will now be hosted in the cloud. It’s pretty awesome, and it’s pretty cheap. I’m using Amazon’s S3, and using their bill calculator it should only be about 30-50 cents a month to host. Pretty nifty and high tech, yes?
That image is hosted in the cloud. Click for the 17 megapixel version. I chose this image, because cloud computing gives me access to “infinite” data storage, kind of like the near-infinite expanse of space. Of course I don’t have an infinite wallet, but still for what I’m doing it’s never going to cost more than a dollar a month.