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A few weeks ago, we showed you how to speed up your WordPress blog Give Your Wordpress Blog Lightning Fast Speeds With W3TC Give Your Wordpress Blog Lightning Fast Speeds With W3TC Read More by using W3 Total Cache with Amazon Web Services (AWS) for super cheap. Amazon’s service has become very popular and has made many fans along the way. This is mostly due to the fact that their S3 storage offers an extremely inexpensive way to store files online. You can use it for your websites, backing up files and whatever else you can dream up.

However, Amazon just announced the addition of a free tier to their pricing plan. For the next year, users can get 5 GB of free S3 storage space, as well as a lot of other free AWS features.

Free Services For A Year

The year of free service starts on November 1st, but you can sign up right now if you so please. New AWS users will be awarded the following services free of charge for one year:

  • 750 hours of Amazon EC2 Linux Micro Instance usage (613 MB of memory and 32-bit and 64-bit platform support) – enough hours to run continuously each month
  • 750 hours of an Elastic Load Balancer plus 15 GB data processing
  • 10 GB of Amazon Elastic Block Storage, plus 1 million I/Os, 1 GB of snapshot storage, 10,000 snapshot Get Requests and 1,000 snapshot Put Requests
  • 5 GB of Amazon S3 storage, 20,000 Get Requests, and 2,000 Put Requests
  • 30 GB per of internet data transfer (15 GB of data transfer “in” and 15 GB of data transfer “out” across all services except Amazon CloudFront)
  • 25 Amazon SimpleDB Machine Hours and 1 GB of Storage
  • 100,000 Requests of Amazon Simple Queue Service
  • 100,000 Requests, 100,000 HTTP notifications and 1,000 email notifications for Amazon Simple Notification Service

If you’d like to see more or sign up for the service, I suggest you head on over to Amazon’s AWS Free Usage Tier page.

What do you think of Amazon Web Services? Will you be taking advantage of the free storage space?

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Source: Mashable

  1. Aibek
    October 25, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Hey Guys

    Thanks for the input. We are going to be doing a few articles explaining exactly how people can benefit from this.

    That being said, Amazon's AWS is still very new and too technical to use for a regular user. I have tried to do a few things on my own and found it rather comlicated. If you don't understand the features listed above chances are you will find it too complicated anyway.

  2. Aibek
    October 25, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Hey Guys

    Thanks for the input. We are going to be doing a few articles explaining exactly how people can benefit from this.

    That being said, Amazon's AWS is still very new and too technical to use for a regular user. I have tried to do a few things on my own and found it rather comlicated. If you don't understand the features listed above chances are you will find it too complicated anyway.

  3. digideth
    October 25, 2010 at 6:58 am

    I agree with Kristopher most of the FREE features listed make no sense to me at all its like trying to understand a foreign language.

    Do you think MAKEUSEOF could do a few posts explaining what each of those features are and what you can do with them.

    PLEASE!!!!

  4. digideth
    October 25, 2010 at 4:58 am

    I agree with Kristopher most of the FREE features listed make no sense to me at all its like trying to understand a foreign language.

    Do you think MAKEUSEOF could do a few posts explaining what each of those features are and what you can do with them.

    PLEASE!!!!

  5. Kristopher Hesson
    October 24, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    I'm certain that I want to use this, but I'm not sure how, exactly.

    I'm using cloud front (as suggested by @makeuseof) for my new blogsite but that service isn't included here.

    Quite frankly, I don't even understand all the terminology so I have no chance of coming up with creative uses. Anyone have any ideas?

  6. Kristopher Hesson
    October 24, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    I'm certain that I want to use this, but I'm not sure how, exactly.

    I'm using cloud front (as suggested by @makeuseof) for my new blogsite but that service isn't included here.

    Quite frankly, I don't even understand all the terminology so I have no chance of coming up with creative uses. Anyone have any ideas?

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