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Cost to complete the project:  The estimated cost to complete this project is $0.04. This cost assumes that you are within the AWS Free Tier limits, you follow the recommended configurations, and that you terminate all resources within an hour of completing the project.

Monthly Billing Estimate: The total cost of launching a Python web application will vary depending on your usage and configuration settings. Using the default configuration recommended in this guide, it will typically cost $27.39 a month if you are within the AWS Free Tier, and $56.02 outside the AWS Free Tier. Your use case may require different configurations that can impact your bill. Use the Simple Monthly Calculator to estimate costs tailored for your needs

Individual service usage and cost: AWS pricing is based on your usage of each individual service. The total combined usage of each service will create your monthly bill. Explore the tabs below to learn what each service does and how it affects your bill.

  • Amazon EC2

    Description: Amazon EC2 provides the virtual application servers, known as instances, to host your Python web application. Amazon EC2 allows you to configure and scale your compute capacity easily to meet changing requirements and demand. It is integrated with Amazon’s proven computing environment, allowing you to leverage the AWS suite of services. 

    How Pricing Works: Amazon EC2 pricing is based on four components: the instance type you choose (EC2 comes in 40+ types of instances with options optimized for compute, memory, storage and more), the region your instances are based in, the software you run, and the pricing model you select (on-demand instances, reserved capacity, spot, etc.). For more information, see Amazon EC2 Pricing

    Cost Example: This project will set up an environment that runs on 2 t2.micro EC2 instances. This will cost approximately $19.04/month.

  • Elastic Load Balancing

    Description: An Elastic Load Balancing load balancer distributes requests to the EC2 instances running your Python application. This allows you to achieve greater levels of fault tolerance in your application, seamlessly providing the required amount of load balancing capacity needed to distribute application traffic.

    How Pricing Works: Elastic Load Balancing pricing is based on two main components: the number of hours or partial hours your Elastic Load Balancer is running and the amount of data (GB) transferred through your Elastic Load Balancer. For more details, see Elastic Load Balancing Pricing.

    Cost Example: This project uses 2 Elastic Load Balancing balancers transferring 10 GB a month. This will cost approximately $36.68/month.

  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk

    Description: AWS Elastic Beanstalk is an easy-to-use service for deploying and scaling your Python application onto the AWS platform. Elastic Beanstalk handles the details of your hosting environment, including provisioning AWS resources such as EC2 application servers, and configuring load balancing, scaling, and monitoring.

    How Pricing Works: There is no additional charge for using AWS Elastic Beanstalk to deploy your Python application. 

  • Auto Scaling

    Description: The Auto Scaling service ensures that your Python environment is optimized for availability.  You can set a minimum number of available application servers and can add or remove application servers as demand on your Node.js application.

    How Pricing Works: There is no additional charge for using the Auto Scaling service to deploy your Python application.

  • Amazon S3

    Product Description: Amazon S3 provides secure, durable, and highly-scalable cloud storage for the objects. Examples of objects you can store include HTML pages, CSS files, images, videos, and JavaScript. Amazon S3 makes it is easy to use object storage with a simple web interface to store and retrieve data from anywhere on the web, meaning that your website will be reliably available to all your visitors. 

    How Pricing Works: S3 Pricing is based on five components: the type of S3 storage you use, where you store your website content (e.g. US East vs. Asia Pacific - Sydney), the amount you store, the number of requests you or your users make to store new content or retrieve the content, and the amount of data that is transferred from S3 to you or your users. For more infromation, see Amazon S3 pricing

    Cost Estimate: This project uses 10 GB of object storage on Amazon S3, which will cost approximately $0.30/month.

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