Via Hacker News. Amazon Web Services apparently just released a Free Tier which includes quite a few nice freebies for whole year, including a free 750 hours/month Amazone EC2 Micro Instance (i.e. enough to run for the whole month). It comes with:
- 613MB memory
- 10GB storage (via Amazon Elastic Block Storage) with limit of 1 million I/Os.
- 30GB/month data transfer
- Xen — 32 bit or 64 bit
Not to mention 5GB of Amazon S3 storage for backups. 1GB of SimpleDB storage, and other free quota for other Amazon Web Services. Did I mention FREE?! No better time for the entrepreneurs amongst us to get started on the next arse-kicking web app (or evil world domination plan, if it is your thing, Bwahahahah!!!) Micro instance is available in either North Virginia, California, Ireland and Singapore.
Another sure thing is — it is not likely you’ll see Amazon.com in Dead Pool within a year. So your FREE VPS are in safe hands!
Now the catch — (1) this is for new customers only. Or maybe you just need a new email address to sign up. (2) a credit card is needed for signing up. Yeah I guess you can’t execute your evil world domination plan without a credit card either.