Hey guys! I made this post in order to discuss cost reduction strategies on Amazon EC2
service when hosting CS GO Servers.
I've been running CSGO Servers on Amazon in the last 3 months. The instance related costs are really low but
Amazon will also charge for EBS (storage related) and "data transfer out" that costs up to 5x more than the instance costs.
Here are my costs for the current month as an example.
1- "data transfer out" (what is this??) -> $9.18
2- On Demand Linux t2.medium Instance Hour 167.419 Hrs -> $12.46
3- General Purpose SSD (gp2) provisioned storage - South America (Sao Paulo)164.597 GB-Mo -> $31.27
These costs are growing every month and most are related to storage. I use a 50GB GP2 SSD because with 40GB I have recurring problems of lack of space when the game needs to update.
Viewing my costs, can you suggest changes to reduce costs
with storage and "data transfer out" that are what really bother me?