I am a consultant and the author of 16 books on artificial intelligence and the semantic web. I use this blog to share ideas and code snippets using my favorite languages: Clojure, Java, Haskell, Common Lisp, and Ruby.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Saving money: using a 64bit Ubuntu VPS instead of a 64bit Large EC2 instance
I need to frequently run a 64bit Linux web service (commercial app, not available as a 32bit app). Unfortunately, small EC2 instances are only available as 32bit. I ended up using a 64bit VPS instance (I use RimuHosting, but I think Slicehost also has low cost 64bit VPSs). Saving a lot of money over the long term :-)