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  1. #1
    MarginSil
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    Thought I would share some interesting findings I’ve had while working on a pet project. I’ve found a really interesting way to deploy very cheap servers on AWS, I thought some people may be interested in looking into this as a possible option.

    Let’s start with some background. I recently upgraded some of my security cameras to newer models which support email notifications for intrusion detection. Because of this I needed to setup some type of mail service.

    I started looking into a hosted mail service, because I didn’t want to go through the trouble of setting up and securing my own mail server. After some initial research I ended up using fastmail.

    At the time after doing some research it seemed that setting up my own mail server which would have to include a static IP would probably run me around $10 to $20 dollars on various cloud providers. Fastmail was around$10/month so opted to go with them because the cost would essentially be very close to what I would end up paying to build my owner server, not including the time and effort I would have to put into deploying, securing and configuring my own server.

    Fast mail was ok. The interface wasn’t very intuitive, but I got it working, and then after a while it just stopped working. I had no idea why. I went through a few iterations and after spending some time on it I decided I could have stood up my own server by now and it would be easier to troubleshoot and more flexible then fastmail. Additionally with my own mail server I wouldn’t run into any usage limitations that I would normally run into with any hosted service, for example you can only send 100 emails per hour etc.


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    SallyMills
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    Re: How to build a server in AWS for close to a $1/month

    Mhhhh,let's think
    Last edited by SallyMills; 11-28-2022 at 09:03 AM.



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    Romeo21
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    Re: How to build a server in AWS for close to a $1/month

    Did you connect AWS to a switch and do dedicated hosting?



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    SallyMills
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    Re: How to build a server in AWS for close to a $1/month

    My face when I read this and realized that I overpaid for such a service almost five times more because I did not think to do it myself. Omg, I thought I could only go to it consultancy services. Although, I used to make PHP extensions on hosting and use it for fun. But you made a cool idea with hosting, of course, if it's worth it. Saves you time while you're working with it. But if companies practice this and pay for the services it would be great. Do you want to work with me as an assistant and I'll pay you (just kidding, lol). I will try to do something similar again, but I will not write about the results



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    jordanpoo
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    Re: How to build a server in AWS for close to a $1/month

    I started looking into a hosted mail service, because I didn’t want to go through the trouble of setting up and securing my own mail server. After some initial research I ended up using fastmail.



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    Carol Berry
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    Re: How to build a server in AWS for close to a $1/month

    Text automatically translated from: Italian to: German
    Grazie))8






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