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To cloud or not to cloud? That is the WP question

Answered => “Should I install WordPress on Amazon EC2? Why or why not?” on Quora.

http://www.quora.com/Should-I-install-WordPress-on-Amazon-EC2-Why-or-why-not

=> My answer…

Unless there is a true need to scale up, fast and wide then I’m not so sure you need a true cloud arrangement. It’s probably overkill and ultimately more expensive since you’re paying for features/functionality that ultimately you don’t need. Pay as you go is great but it seems unlikely you’ll be sub-$10 per month

If you don’t need all those bells & whistles then something such as DreamHost (Dreamhost.com, coupon: AbutHalf) would do the trick. DH also offers a “Private Server” which I believe would give you at least some scaling capabilities. At the very least if you begin to outgrow DreamHost and then wish to transition to EC2, PS should help you get by for those couple of days/weeks. PS is an add-on so you can start with their regular hosting and progress from there.

Mind you, I love and appreciate the idea of an (elastic) cloud. It is however a tool. And like any other tool it is not always the right tool for every job. Unless you really envision needing EC2 capabilities then KISS and run with DreamHost or similar.

btw, Thanks for asking.

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