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How to change an AWS C3 instance to C5

Published on September 16, 2018
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How to change AWC C3 to C5

The C5 instance type is in general about 15-20% lower in cost than the older C3 instance type across hourly pricing. The C5 also has better CPU, slightly more memory, however, if you try to change the EC2 type by following the steps of (Stop instance –> Change type –> Start instance) you will get […]

Create EC2 from snapshots and save on EBS costs

Published on September 4, 2018
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EC2 from snapshot as an AMI

Many times we encounter situations where people stop the EC2 service thinking it will stop all cost, but fail to realize that the storage (EBS), networking components (IP) and other items can incur cost even when the EC2 isn’t running. The easiest way to lower your costs, if you need to restart the EC2 in […]

AWS RDS stop an instance – A Step-by-Step Guide

Published on August 21, 2018
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Guide on how to stop rds

Under normal circumstances starting or stopping an RDS is simple, but what one may come across is finding an unexpected line entry in the bill for an RDS that they thought was stopped. Stopped RDS instances are automatically started for you if they remain in the stopped state for 7 days. While an RDS is […]

How to setup your AWS S3 lifecycle management

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Setup of AWS S3 lifecycle management

Amazon’s S3 bucket is undoubtedly one of the best value offerings from AWS for your object storage. Whether you are using it as a file store or for your website, there are different types of S3 stores with varying pricing, features. Versioning capabilities on an S3 when enabled allows for multiple versions of a file, […]

How to change to T2 unlimited for an AWS EC2 instance type

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Enable T2 unlimited for production

Amazon’s T2 has a really good value proposition, however, with CPUs getting throttled once credits were exhausted, people refrained from using them for production workloads. This changed with the introduction of T2 unlimited where you pay a bit more when credits are exhausted but do not encounter CPU throttling issues once the burst credits are […]

Reduce your AWS elastic IP costs from an AWS EC2 in stopped or terminated state

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How to stop IP costs

An Elastic IP (EIP) address doesn’t incur charges as long as the following conditions are true: The Elastic IP address is associated with an EC2 instance. The instance associated with the Elastic IP address is running. The instance has only one Elastic IP address attached to it. While stopped instances do not incur costs on […]

How to change an AWS EC2 instance type – A step-by-step guide

Published on August 15, 2018
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How to change an AWS EC2

Depending on your EC2 utilization you can discover if an instance is either under-utilized or over-utilized. If you are in one of the two cases then you can easily change the type, for example from a t2.small to a t2.medium or the other way around. In order to resize an EBS backed instance the following […]

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