t2.nano – what can it do and how much does it cost?

What do you get:

  • 1 vCPU
  • 512MB RAM
  • 72 minutes of CPU time per day (if you run out of this then your CPU time is throttled to 5%)

What is it good for?

  • bastion server (you’ll occasionally use them when you ssh in)
  • low traffic web server (perhaps use a CDN to reduce load)

Note: don’t use it as a web server that needs to be up 24×7 as you’ll just find it slows to a crawl after your 72 minutes.

How much does a t2.nanocost per day?

In eu-west-2 (aka Ireland) it’s $5 per month. Or around £4 per month.