Dear LazyWeb Cloud Experts,
I’ve been hosting my site for quite a while, paying a ‘flat fee per month’ ($30 USD) for Unlimited Bandwidth and around 1GB of RAM, however I keep hearing stories about how “Cloud Hosting” would be a lot cheaper for me if and when I decide to switch.
I’ve never used Rackspace or AWS because I’m afraid that their “Cost-per-hour”, however small, might byte me if one day I get hit by a DDOS or something.
The question I have is.. Is there any sort of tool(s) I could use to check how much CPU / RAM / Bandwidth I’m actually using on my server per month, so that I could get a real quote as to what to expect if and when I actually switch to one of these “cloud servers”? I mostly just use this blog, though I do have a Gallery instance, and couple of other blogs hosted on this site. They’re all pretty “low traffic” though.
Also, is there a host that lets me host a server and add an actual spending limit per month, to prevent having unexpectedly high bills, as in some horror stories I’ve read?
Thanks a ton,
-Confused Clour Reader