AWS- Amazon Web Services is the most popular platform among developers. It can be a solution for anyone who is interested in different web-based projects. So precisely what is AWS? What are its uses? What services does it provide? What is the pricing of it? You will know lots of in this post.
What Is AWS?
What is AWS? AWS is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, millions of customers trust AWS to power their infrastructure and applications. Organizations of every type and size use AWS to lower costs, become more agile, and innovate faster. It offers on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to people, businesses, and governments. Through AWS server farms, these cloud computing web services provide distributed computing processing capability and software tools. you can use these services to build and run virtually any type of application without upfront costs or ongoing commitments.
What Can You Do With AWS? (Services)
AWS provides you with on-demand cloud services. Services that you can use to run your business or projects on large scale. All of the services will be hosted on Amazon cloud servers. People and companies use AWS to host their websites and to get certified with AWS. Although it might be hard for new developers to host a website on it. You can basically install any type of software or CMS in AWS servers. They have over 50 web solutions to offer. some of them are listed below.
- Application Integration
- Business Applications
- Cloud Financial Management
- Contact Center
- Developer Tools
- End User Computing
- Front-End Web & Mobile
- Internet of Things
- Machine Learning
- Management & Governance
- Media Services
- Migration & Transfer
- Networking & Content Delivery
- Quantum Technologies
- Security, Identity, & Compliance
It provides almost every aspect that is needed for developers. AWS gives you more services and more features within those services than any other cloud provider. This makes it faster easier and more cost-effective to move your existing applications to the cloud and to build anything you can imagine from infrastructure technologies like computing storage and databases to emerging technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence data lakes and analytics and the internet of things.
Can You Use WordPress or Other CMS on AWS?
You can see from the list above, Application Integration, Database, and Front-End-Web are listed. And WordPress needs exactly these functionalities to run. So you can easily run WordPress on it.
But there is a drawback to it. The installation of CMS is technical and time worthy. New developers might be able to finish the installation smoothly. It’s also hard to fix any issues with the database server.
If you want to install WordPress you have to use Amazon Aurora from the database solution. Which is very powerful for MySQL types of CMS like WordPress but it is a bit tricky and complex installation process.
Progress of AWS
Amazon is continually accelerating our pace of innovation to invent entirely new technologies you can use to transform your business like pioneering the server list computing space with the launch of AWS lambda, which lets developers run their code without provisioning or managing servers and AWS built amazon Sagemaker, a fully managed machine learning service that empowers everyday developers and scientists to use machine learning without any previous experience.
Amazon is constantly expanding our global network of AWS regions so you can access AWS services to build and run your applications from anywhere in the world.
Each of these regions has multiple availability zones that are physically separated from each other and connected by low latency, high throughput, and highly redundant networking.
This makes it easy to design and operate applications that are scalable fault-tolerant and highly available. Their infrastructure is built to satisfy the security standards of the most risk-sensitive organizations.
Pricing of AWS
AWS has no fixed pricing system. It is an on-demand service provider. So the price depends on what and how many resources you are going to use. As I said earlier, it has over 50 services that you can choose from. Your cost will depend on your usage.
But Amazon AWS also offers a free tier or free trial for 1-year usage where you don’t need to pay a single penny. It’s a great offer for those who are looking test AWS and decide later whether they wanna buy the server. Although it is limited by some policies.
Amazon AWS has a Cost calculator which lets someone estimate the costs depending on his service and configuration. You can select your services and other resources on that calculator and the calculator will show the estimated cost.
Here is a link to that cost calculator