I’m developing a very simple portfolio web site. It will most likely barely have any traffic. I want to use node.js and redis for the backend of the application.
Since amazon ec2 has 1 year free of micro instance, I was wondering if it will be good enough to host both redis and node.js on it.
As I said the site will be very lightweight and not accessed frequently.
A micro instance has been more than enough for my own site which runs nginx, wordpress, django, and a few other random things.
I’m sure it will be more than adequate for what your doing (unless it’s number or IO intensive.. and if you don’t know, it’s probably not). And hey, it’s free, so why not? AWS has a lot of cool features you can play with too!