Building February’s Hosting Bill: $1.85.

Earlier this week, I wrote about how we designed the database for Because we went with AWS DynamoDB for the database storage and AWS Lambda for the processing work, costs are really, really low:

That is not a typo: that’s $1.85 USD.

Richie puts the business logic in functions, and those functions run in AWS Lambda. That’s the compute power, or what used to be known as an application server. It was completely free last month because Amazon gives you the first 1,000,000 requests totaling less than 3.2M seconds of compute time (889 hours, aka 37 days) free of