April’s Bill and New Budget

April is over and hello May! My total costs for April was $57.86 a bit less than the estimated $120.00 that was forcasted because of my loadbalancer. I have now set a new monthly budget; This budget is set at $20.00 and will email me when it is forcasted to go over...

AWS Infrastructure Optimisation

How does one optimise their infrastructure in AWS you may ask, well… I have made a little ‘Techdox Rules for AWS” it’s all pretty basic, but when someone new see’s all this processing power sometimes they can’t contain themselves....

Billing Made Me Do It

I had to delete my EC Load Balancer, it was charging me a fortune of $22.00 a week so I made an executive decision to delete it and re create it if need be.

Billing 22 April

This billing report is a bit concerning, my latest forecast shows $172.40 Elastic Compute Cloud $22.04 Key Management Service $0.71 RDS Service $7.02 Route 53 $0.51 The load balancer is spending $22.00 so I am going to switch it off for the time...

Email Server

I’ve been thinking of creating an email server for Techdox, I am looking around and the prices for an email service for a private domain is stupid. A poor student over here ain’t paying $50.00 a year for an email service that most likely costs $10 a year....

Mid-April Bills

So far this month I have spent $14.56 Credits and a budget estimated at $44.03, well over my $10.00 for this month The reason for this is because my EC2 instances hours have exceeded my free tier hours. Charges EC2 $12.73 Route 53 $0.51 KMS $0.54 RDS $0.78...

Fix for Dinostore for Users Not Logged In

So it came to my attention that when a user on the site tries to checkout without logging in you get the following error. A fix for this is adding the following code in checkout.aspx.cs I had to make an error page to handle this and it looks like this instead of...

Lab 10: Configuring DNS with Route 53

Adding a Domain name to my servers make it more accessible through the web, instead of remembering the IP address you just need to know the domain name eg. google.com Note: I have never done this before. When I assign a domain name to a web server I just point the...
March’s Bill for AWS

March’s Bill for AWS

March is now over and the bills have come in. It shows I have $0.00 worth of charges but that is not true. Hovering over the view products I can see what I have been billed for. Key Management Service: $0.70 Route 53: $0.50 Elastic Compute Cloud: $0.74 RDS Service:...