Friday, September 10, 2010

What's your excuse?

Seriously, what reason do you have for not deploying a map server? Take your pick of the open source map servers or even a commercial one. The cost of deploying a map server on the Internet is $5.12/month for 100% usage on Amazon Web Services. There's a one time charge for a 1 year ($54) or 3 year ($82) reserved instance on an EBS boot (read you won't lose your work if you terminate the instance).  If you want to host a low bandwidth map server for testing, learning, or just because you have cool data to share via maps, a micro instance costs $5.12, as the Amazon Simple Monthly calculator shows:

1 comment:

  1. Has anyone actually tried to run Geoserver+PostGIS on a micro-instance yet. Methinks it may be rather slow. Mapserver should perform fine, but I've never seen Tomcat consume less than the max amount of ram available on a micro instance and still run decently.